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post horse



(Historical Terms) (formerly) a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by postriders or for hire to travellers
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post′ horse`

(formerly) a horse kept for the use of persons carrying the post or for hire by travelers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: horse - a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelerspost horse - a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
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At the moment he entered the vestibule, another man was entering likewise, dusty, out of breath, leaving at the gate a post horse, which, on reaching the palace, tumbled on his foreknees.
Anatole had a passport, an order for post horses, ten thousand rubles he had taken from his sister and another ten thousand borrowed with Dolokhov's help.
At Kamenka a relay of horses was to wait which would take them to the Warsaw highroad, and from there they would hasten abroad with post horses.
In the Surovsky district there was no railway nor service of post horses, and Levin drove there with his own horses in his big, old-fashioned carriage.
But Grimaud's ingenuity was more prolific than his speech, and therefore at the first halt he sold his steed and with the money obtained from the purchase took post horses.
A report was spread during the night, that the king was coming in great haste on post horses, and would arrive in ten or twelve hours at the latest.
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That rate of three point six francs to the thaler corresponds to the value of the groschen, fifteen centimes, given by an 1807 edition of our travel guide, which also states the cost of hiring a post horse per stage as ten sous, or one-and-a-half francs in the post-revolutionary currency, which translates into ten groschen.
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