cart horse

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Related to cart horse: shire horse, Clydesdale horse
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Noun1.Cart horse - draft horse kept for pulling cartscart horse - draft horse kept for pulling carts  
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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"And I'd have won on my Frenchy, your excellency," said Lavrushka from behind, alluding to his shabby cart horse, "only I didn't wish to mortify you.
| December 22, 1969: Well, you don't see that every day Fully grown Bengal tiger Timmy takes a ride on cart horse Sam at Manchester's Belle Vue International Circus.
One of the guys I used to work with at Casualty said I had legs like a cart horse. Me, my sister and my mum all have big legs.
(ii) to assess the perception of cart horse owners regarding anthelmintic usage and their complaint on the efficacy of commonly used anthelmintics.
Harry Arter You can never deny how key a cart horse is to a team, especially someone like Bournemouth's No8.
It included display of pure Arabian horses and beauty show of horses, in addition to cart horse shows with various impressive formations.
It included pure Arabian horses' and horses beauty shows, in addition to cart horse shows with various sport formations accompanied the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) music.
Mind how you queue, especially as the hand dryer in the small loo was as slow as a cart horse with cramp.
The AQPS breed emerged towards the end of the 19th century, when French breeders began to cross cart horse mares with thoroughbred stallions to produce a fast hardy horse - unlikely as it sounds, their descendants are excelling on the racecourse.
Loosely based, we hope, because last night we saw him shooting his very first patient in the head - a poor cart horse that was simply in need of a holiday and a change of feed.
"I'm more of a cart horse than a delicate dancer, for those type of costumes you need to be a beanpole rather than be a bit muscular like me."
So is Oleg Gershon, the man Victor turns into a monster by trying to "fix" him when he is run over and killed by a cart horse. Gershon may be a violent, drunken tramp, but in Richard Crawford's finely felt perf, he is also a creature of his harsh and brutal times, the hard-luck victim of his own bad luck and imperfect nature.