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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - 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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You must know, too, that Malambruno told me that, whenever fate provided the knight our deliverer, he himself would send him a steed far better and with less tricks than a post-horse; for he will be that same wooden horse on which the valiant Pierres carried off the fair Magalona; which said horse is guided by a peg he has in his forehead that serves for a bridle, and flies through the air with such rapidity that you would fancy the very devils were carrying him.
Monsieur the Marquis in his travelling carriage (which might have been lighter), conducted by four post-horses and two postilions, fagged up a steep hill.
The clock had just struck three when they arrived, and Jones immediately bespoke post-horses; but unluckily there was not a horse to be procured in the whole place; which the reader will not wonder at when he considers the hurry in which the whole nation, and especially this part of it, was at this time engaged, when expresses were passing and repassing every hour of the day and night.
Thence I traveled with post-horses to the market-town which was nearest to Greenwater Broad.
"Do you understand that, my dear Franz -- no horses?" he said, "but can't we have post-horses?"
From that moment the musketeer travelled on post-horses. Thanks to this mode of locomotion, he traversed the space separating Chartres from Chateaubriand.

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