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Noun1.crowbait - an emaciated horse likely soon to become carrion and so attractive to crows
mount, riding horse, saddle horse - a lightweight horse kept for riding only
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As we trotted across the Plain of Jezreel, we met half a dozen Digger Indians (Bedouins) with very long spears in their hands, cavorting around on old crowbait horses, and spearing imaginary enemies; whooping, and fluttering their rags in the wind, and carrying on in every respect like a pack of hopeless lunatics.
Nannie's feelings are wounded by the judge who sold her to Sophia Jane's father when she encounters him years later and he recognizes her as "the strip of crowbait" he once priced at twenty dollars.
They had less than no proof; they had, rather, thrust into our faces the very shabby and unavoidable obverse of proof, who had seen Father (and the other men too) return home, afoot like tramps or on crowbait horses, in faded and patched (and at times obviously stolen) clothing, preceded by no flags nor drums ...