dray horse

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dray′ horse`

a draft horse used for pulling a dray.
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Noun1.dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loadsdray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
workhorse - a horse used for plowing and hauling and other heavy labor
cart horse, carthorse, drayhorse - draft horse kept for pulling carts
Clydesdale - heavy feathered-legged breed of draft horse originally from Scotland
Percheron - one of a breed of grey or black draft horses originally used in France to draw heavy coaches or artillery
shire horse, shire - British breed of large heavy draft horse
poler, pole horse - a draft horse harnessed alongside the shaft or pole of a vehicle
wheel horse, wheeler - a draft horse harnessed behind others and nearest the wheels of a vehicle
coach horse - strong draft horse for drawing coaches
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Birdall, I remember, who had great draying interests, had turned loose three hundred dray horses. At an average value of five hundred dollars, this had amounted to
This dray horse, like all other horses, like all other animals, including man, is life-blinded and sense-struck.
And yet when a drunken man who, for some unknown reason, was being taken somewhere in a huge waggon dragged by a heavy dray horse, suddenly shouted at him as he drove past: "Hey there, German hatter" bawling at the top of his voice and pointing at him--the young man stopped suddenly and clutched tremulously at his hat.
In one of the smaller plants she had stumbled upon a room where scores of women and girls were sitting at long tables preparing smoked beef in cans; and wandering through room after room, Marija came at last to the place where the sealed cans were being painted and labeled, and here she had the good fortune to encounter the "forelady." Marija did not understand then, as she was destined to understand later, what there was attractive to a "forelady" about the combination of a face full of boundless good nature and the muscles of a dray horse; but the woman had told her to come the next day and she would perhaps give her a chance to learn the trade of painting cans.
THE clop of hooves on cobbles used to be a familiar sound across Greater Manchester as dray horses carted beer to pubs.
Dray horses at the Vaux Brewery being prepared for delivery rounds in Sunderland and Newcastle, 1954
Suddenly, out of an alleyway, charged a pair of dray horses, still harnessed to their cart, which scraped along the side of Terry's car.
Suddenly out of an alleyway charged a pair of dray horses, still harnessed to their cart, which scraped along the side of Terry's car.
If only we could go a stage further and insist on dray horses delivering the stuff too - that would be bliss.
And some breweries recognised that dray horses were closely associated with their products.
TETLEY dray horses were brought in to help raise cash at the Royal Exchange pub in Middlesbrough back in 1991.
At one time, coach men were loaned from Scottish and Newcastle Brewery to ferry the Lord Mayor around and later the council borrowed dray horses from Beamish Museum.