(n.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (E. caballus), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on all its legs. The horse excels in strength, speed, docility, courage, and nobleness of character, and is used for drawing, carrying, bearing a rider, and like purposes.
(n.) The male of the genus horse, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.
(n.) Mounted soldiery; cavalry; -- used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; -- distinguished from foot.
(n.) A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
(n.) A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
(n.) Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.
(n.) A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse -- said of a vein -- is to divide into branches for a distance.
(n.) See Footrope, a.
(a.) A breastband for a leadsman.
(a.) An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
(a.) A jackstay.
(v. t.) To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
(v. t.) To sit astride of; to bestride.
(v. t.) To cover, as a mare; -- said of the male.
(v. t.) To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
(v. t.) To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
(v. i.) To get on horseback.
(1) Such was the mystique surrounding Rumsfeld's standing that an aide sought to clarify that he didn't stand all the time, like a horse.
(2) Hyperimmunization with the tick encephalitis and Western horse encephalomyelitis viruses reproduced in the brain of albino mice, intensified the protein synthesis in the splenic tissue during the productive phase of the immunogenesis (the 7th day).
(3) Electron self-exchange has been measured by an NMR technique for horse-heart myoglobin.
(4) By adjustment to the swaying movements of the horse, the child feels how to retain straightening alignment, symmetry and balance.
(5) Biosyntheses of TXA2 and PGI2 were carried out using arachidonic acid as a substrate and horse platelet and aorta microsomes as sources of TXA2 and PGI2 synthetases respectively.
(6) The Sports Network broadcasts live NHL, Nascar, golf and horse racing – having also recently purchased the rights for Formula One – and will show 154 of the 196 games that NBC will cover.
(7) Just before Christmas the independent Kerslake report severely criticised Birmingham city council for its dysfunctional politics and, in particular, its handling of the so-called Trojan Horse affair, in which school governors were said to have set out to bring about an Islamic agenda into the curriculum contents and the day-to-day running of some schools.
(8) The subjects were divided into 4 ages groups, each comprising 8 horses (4 of each sex).
(9) The assay was developed using serum antibodies collected from horses convalescing from strangles.
(10) One middle carpal joint of each horse was injected 3 times with 100 mg of 6-alpha-methylprednisolone acetate, at 14-day intervals.
(11) Horses in heavy training may require more energy than they can consume on a conventional diet.
(12) These melanocytic tumors in young horses are distinct from melanomas in aged horses in their location, epithelial involvement, and age of horses affected.
(13) This finding supports the view that their sphincteroid action would be less efficient and that an additional closing mechanism of vascular origin may be required at the ileocaecal papilla of the horse.
(14) Report on the results of serological studies on the species Leptospira interrogans in cattle (19,607), swine (6,348), dogs (182) and horses (88) from the Netherlands during the period from 1969 to 1974.
(15) When rabbit and horse sera were used instead of human serum for cultivation, in both groups the share of positive cultures increased and more large forms of B. hominis cells were observed.
(16) Bacteriologic culturing of fecal samples from 28 clinically normal horses yielded only 2 salmonella isolations, S manhattan in each case.
(17) The wide variation in potency explains the variation found in absolute bioavailability, and the increase in release rate when the pellets are crushed explains the differences seen in peak plasma times, since the pellets will be chewed to varying degrees by the horse.
(18) Five horses raced successfully and lowered the lifetime race records, 1 horse was sound and trained successfully, but died of colic, and 1 horse was not lame in early training.
(19) It’s exhilarating – until you see someone throw a firework at a police horse.
(20) Western immunoblot reactivity showed that the antisera collected from these infected horses at 4 to 5 weeks PI recognized some or all of the six major E. risticii component antigens (70, 55, 51, 44, 33, and 28 kilodaltons), all of which were apparent surface components.
(adv.) At the present time; at this moment; at the time of speaking; instantly; as, I will write now.
(adv.) Very lately; not long ago.
(adv.) At a time contemporaneous with something spoken of or contemplated; at a particular time referred to.
(adv.) In present circumstances; things being as they are; -- hence, used as a connective particle, to introduce an inference or an explanation.