horse-dealer

horse-dealer

n
a person who buys and sells horses as a profession
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The seller (a French horse-dealer resident in Brussels) had returned to Belgium immediately on completing the negotiations.
In disposition he was sociable, and far from being proud; nay, he rather preferred the society of a farmer or a horse-dealer to that of a gentleman, like my lord, his son: he was fond of drink, of swearing, of joking with the farmers' daughters: he was never known to give away a shilling or to do a good action, but was of a pleasant, sly, laughing mood, and would cut his joke and drink his glass with a tenant and sell him up the next day; or have his laugh with the poacher he was transporting with equal good humour.
said the Flower scornfully an hour later, one rounded elbow on the snoring carcass, 'that he is no more than a pig of an Afghan horse-dealer, with no thought except women and horses.
But Kim did not suspect that Mahbub Ali, known as one of the best horse-dealers in the Punjab, a wealthy and enterprising trader, whose caravans penetrated far and far into the Back of Beyond, was registered in one of the locked books of the Indian Survey Department as C25 IB.
That North country is full of horse-dealers as an old coat of lice.
His hair was turning gray already, and deep furrows which converged above the prominent cheek-bones spoke of the wily shrewdness of a horse-dealer and of a life spent in journeying about.
Bambridge a horse-dealer of the neighborhood, whose company was much sought in Middlemarch by young men understood to be "addicted to pleasure.
Author Jamie Reid's mission statement in writing Blown was to redress the omission of the Paris-born son of a trainer and horse-dealer from the more glorious histories of the Special Operations Executive - the government's human torch with which it intended to "set Europe ablaze"; and he does so with vim and vigour, portraying Goldsmith as a brave, dashing and resourceful special agent who escaped torture and certain death by shinning along the ledge of a fifth floor window of a Paris hotel, only to return to the fray amid the perils of betrayal and treachery.
Loosely based on real-life events, this novella tells the story of a wealthy horse-dealer who, having failed to obtain justice in court against a cruel and well-connected aristocrat, raises a private army and embarks on a violent crusade before being apprehended and executed.
A pub worker said he had gone to a shop next door get the EUR400 in notes and when he returned horse-dealer Mr Hanley was chatting to a man in a baseball hat.
A Co Galway horse-dealer has claimed that he supplied the top nag to the specialist Garda Mounted Horse Unit last November.
We've made a programme about the effect on a man's life who has just been told he is suffering from cancer, and on Sunday the Racing Channel will be showing a film we have made on the great Irish horse-dealer Tom Costelloe.