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Rosinante

(ˌrɒzɪˈnæntɪ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a worn-out emaciated old horse
[C18: from Spanish, the name of Don Quixote's horse, from rocin old horse]
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And so, after having composed, struck out, rejected, added to, unmade, and remade a multitude of names out of his memory and fancy, he decided upon calling him Rocinante, a name, to his thinking, lofty, sonorous, and significant of his condition as a hack before he became what he now was, the first and foremost of all the hacks in the world.
In a camper named Rocinante (after Don Quixote's horse) and with his elderly French Poodle Charley, Steinbeck started out in Long Island, New York, and circled the country.
He wears a rusty suit of armour, mounts on his old horse Rocinante, and sets off in search of chivalric feats accompanied by his friend.
Rayment's fall from his bicycle reminds us of Don Quixote's innumerable falls from his horse Rocinante.
The tale of Alonso Quijano alias Don Quixote, his skinny horse Rocinante and lady love Dulcinea are told through vibrant splashes of colours.
que, por no verlas otra vez, volvio Sancho la rienda a Rocinante y
At the end, Don Quixote decided on the name Rocinante.
In Gerusalemme Liberata (1581), Rinaldo's horse collapses under him, an inglorious feat parodied by Don Quixote and Rocinante.
Dulcinea is the imagined ideal woman of Don Quixote; Rocinante is the name of his horse.
I guess that's where he got this crazy idea to name our bomber Rocinante.
Jeffries created the flocks of sheep, the spinning windmills, a gaggle of geese, a wise old owl, a pair of vultures, Sancho's beloved jackass, Dapple and Quixote's broken down charger, Rocinante.
Like Rocinante, he is underfed, overworked, and riddled with pests.