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.
To the last stumble of its stumbling end this dray horse must abide by the mandates of the lesser truth that is the truth of life and that makes life possible to persist.
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.
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.
And for years, as unforgettable as the aroma of beer on the way, was the sight of Hancock's great white dray horses thunderously cavorting on the banks of the Taff after a day's work hauling barrels to pubs as far away as Swansea.
His hobby is not cheap: a pair of dray horses, for a Youngs & Co Brewery cart, set him back over pounds 500.
And watch out for the famous dray horses, pictured, from Robinson's brewery (makers of powerful Old Tom) in nearby Stockport
Until just after World War II, these 20-ton boats were pulled by dray horses.