drayhorse


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drayhorse

(ˈdreɪˌhɔːs)
n
(Animals) a large powerful horse used for drawing a dray
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Noun1.drayhorse - draft horse kept for pulling cartsdrayhorse - draft horse kept for pulling carts  
draft horse, draught horse, dray horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
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She lifts Tohin's hand, which is own brother to the hoof of a drayhorse, and examines it to see whether
My tongue had taught thee comfort, touch had quenched thy tears, Thy tears that touched my heart, child, Felix, poor Felix Randal; How far from then forethought of, all thy more boisterous years, When thou at the random grim forge, powerful amidst peers, Didst fettle for the great grey drayhorse his bright and battering sandal
In the foreword to a new book, The Dictionary of Disagreeable English, he writes: "No damsel was ever in such distress, no drayhorse more flogged, no defenseless child more drunkenly abused than the English language today.