War horse

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a horse used in war; the horse of a cavalry soldier; especially, a strong, powerful, spirited horse for military service; a charger.

See also: War

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Fifteen hundred war horses, beside five hundred sumpter beasts, were quartered in the great stables, while the east court was alive with cows, oxen, goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits and chickens.
Never had Nottingham seen a fairer sight than those fivescore noble knights, from whose armor the sun blazed in dazzling light as they came riding on their great war horses, with clashing of arms and jingling of chains.
The winner of each category is then considered for the Silver Otter grand prize, which this year was won by the Digging War Horse project.
This financing round, which also includes a significant investment by Baltimore-based War Horse, will allow Tessemae's to further scale their national footprint and open additional channels of business.
The War Years Remembered curator David McCallion said: "The war horse display is the only one of its kind in Ireland.
15pm) An adaptation of children's novel War Horse has frequented the stage for years now, but in 2011 it was turned into an impressive silver-screen effort, directed by Steven Spielberg no less.
They have starred in films such as Hollywood blockbuster War Horse and they come from an acting line that stretches back to cult 1980s fantasy movie Willow.
IT is indeed fitting that in SSPCA Animal Week, heroic war horse Warrior was awarded an honorary PDSA Dickin Medal.
The Pet Shop Boys are contributing a 45-minute song cycle based on the life of code-breaker Alan Turing, featuring Chrissie Hynde and actress Juliet Stevenson, and The War Horse Prom on August 3 will feature life-size War Horse Puppets and the Military Wives Choir conducted by Gareth Malone.
ONE of the stars of the hit production War Horse has revealed he only landed his role when he tried to get tickets for his parents during the show's run in Wales.
SIR Paul McCartney has teamed up with the team behind the spectacular animatronics for the hit musical, War Horse.
War Horse, which is on at the Empire eatre, in Sunderland, was suspended for about an hour in total on Tuesday evening.