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horse·flesh

 (hôrs′flĕsh′)
n.
1. The flesh of a horse.
2. Horses considered as a group, especially for driving, riding, or racing.
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horseflesh

(ˈhɔːsˌflɛʃ)
n
1. (Zoology) horses collectively
2. (Cookery) the flesh of a horse, esp edible horse meat
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horse•flesh

(ˈhɔrsˌflɛʃ)

n.
1. the flesh of a horse.
2. horses collectively, esp. for riding or racing.
[1490–1500]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horseflesh - the flesh of horses as food
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
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Translations

horseflesh

[ˈhɔːsfleʃ] N
1. (= horses) → caballos mpl
2. (Culin) → carne f de caballo
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horseflesh

[ˈhɔːsˌflɛʃ] n (horses) → cavalli mpl; (meat) → carne f equina or di cavallo
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References in classic literature ?
Kamenski sent soldiers to Rustchuk, but I only employed these two things and took more fortresses than Kamenski and made the but eat horseflesh!" He swayed his head.
There was no gentleness in him, as there was in his father, but only hardness, a hard voice, a hard eye, a hard hand; and I felt from the first that what he wanted was to wear all the spirit out of me, and just make me into a quiet, humble, obedient piece of horseflesh.
'I'm as good judge of horseflesh as the best of 'm.'
Best piece of horseflesh I ever straddled, and I've seen a few in my time."
Carts, carriages every- where, the most astonishing miscellany of conveyances and horseflesh. The respectable inhabitants of the place, men in golf and boating costumes, wives prettily dressed, were pack- ing, river-side loafers energetically helping, children excited, and, for the most part, highly delighted at this astonishing variation of their Sunday experiences.
The uncharitable were apt to surmise that he had, in the interim, been well used up in a buffalo hunt; but those accustomed to Indian morality in the matter of horseflesh, considered it a singular evidence of honesty that he should be brought back at all.
In this way, the goods he had brought to trade for beaver skins, were likely to be bartered for horseflesh, and all the proceeds devoured upon the spot.
First one and then the other would partially raise himself above his breastwork of horseflesh, fire his weapon and immediately drop flat behind his shelter, where he would reload and repeat the act a moment later.
'Who calls himself a friend and rides like that, abusing Heaven's gifts in the shape of horseflesh, and endangering, not only his own neck (which might be no great matter) but the necks of other people?'
All the state coachmen in London seem plunged into mourning; and if that dead old man of the rusty garb be not beyond a taste in horseflesh (which appears impossible), it must be highly gratified this day.
He was certainly a happy fellow at this time: to be seven-and-twenty, without any fixed vices, with a generous resolution that his action should be beneficent, and with ideas in his brain that made life interesting quite apart from the cultus of horseflesh and other mystic rites of costly observance, which the eight hundred pounds left him after buying his practice would certainly not have gone far in paying for.
Golf is one of these; a mutual love of horseflesh another; but the greatest of all is bees.