destrier


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des·tri·er

 (dĕs′trē-ər, dĭ-strîr′)
n. Archaic
A warhorse.

[Middle English destrer, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *dextrārius, right-hand, from Latin dexter, right; see deks- in Indo-European roots.]

destrier

(ˈdɛstrɪə)
n
(Military) an archaic word for warhorse1
[C13: from Old French, from destre right hand, from Latin dextra; from the fact that a squire led a knight's horse with his right hand]

des•tri•er

(ˈdɛs tri ər, dɛˈstrɪər)

n. Archaic.
war-horse.
[1250–1300; Middle English destrer < Anglo-French; Old French destrier, literally, (horse) led at the right hand]
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I hold his entrance among them at such a moment most perilous, and I am resolved to share or avert the danger; which, that I may the better do, I would crave of thee the use of some palfrey whose pace may be softer than that of my destrier.
Yet there is a difference betwixt a friar's hack and a warrior's destrier.
Most eyecatching is his length-and-a-half second to Destrier in a Leicester novice hurdle in November.
Back at Kempton Destrier can win the Grade Two Skybet Dovecote Novices' Hurdle (3pm).
Others in the mix include Forest Les Aigles, Ptit Zig and Carole's Destrier.
The Dan Skelton team think a fair bit of Destrier, who can make it two from two over timber in the Betfred ``Follow Us On Twitter'' Novices' Hurdle, while Coastal Tiep looks the one to be with in the Betfred ``Like Us On Facebook'' Novices' Chase.
Malagigi further displays his expert botanical knowledge by explaining the difference between this barba and common erba: "e' destrier sempre troverran dell'erba, I ma questa per la sete si riserba" (Morg.
The Lord of Casterley Rock made such an impressive figure that it was a shock when his destrier dropped a load of dung right at the base of the throne.
Battle re-enactments by the Wars of the Roses Federation and world-renowned jousters Destrier form the centrepiece today, but there are also plenty of other activities and attractions, with a lot of emphasis on keeping the younger visitors entertained.
Battle re-enactments by the Wars of the Roses Federation and world-renowned jousters Destrier form the centrepiece on both days, but there are also plenty of other activities and attractions, with a lot of emphasis on keeping the younger visitors entertained.
A l'instar du cavalier s'en remettant a son destrier, le sujet qui quitte son pays natal s'expose en effet au danger d'etre desarconne par l'inconnu.
Ladbrokes: 8 Southfield Theatre, 10 Henri Parry Morgan, 12 The Young Master, 14 Carols Destrier, Paint The Clouds, 16 bar.