crowbait

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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.