horse-doctor


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horse-doctor

n
an informal word for a vet who specializes in treating horses
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I'm learning to be a horse-doctor! I LIKE that part of it, you know, but these people, they won't learn a fellow in his own language, they make him learn in German; so before I could tackle the horse-doctoring I had to tackle this miserable language.
But Shakespeare and the rest have to walk behind a common tailor from Tennessee, by the name of Billings; and behind a horse-doctor named Sakka, from Afghanistan.
"Oh, a LOT of people WE never heard of before - the shoemaker and horse-doctor and knife-grinder kind, you know - clodhoppers from goodness knows where that never handled a sword or fired a shot in their lives - but the soldiership was in them, though they never had a chance to show it.
"But why did they throw off on Shakespeare, that way, and put him away down there below those shoe-makers and horse-doctors and knife-grinders - a lot of people nobody ever heard of?"
the State of Missouri"--law; "The Complete Horse-Doctor"--medicine;
When Rene takes his cat to a horse-doctor pal for treatment, the doc gives him a hot tip on a harness race that evening.