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Newlywed Hazing Shivaree

One definition of a shivaree is “a compliment extended to every married couple made up of beating tin pans, blowing horns, ringing cowbells, playing horse fiddles, caterwauling, and in fine, the use of every disagreeable sound to make the...

full Thornton

full Thornton  n.— «Faceoff horse/spiritual leader Rod Brind’Amour, who contributed 18 points to the Canes’ Cup run in ‘06, went 0-0 -0 in the seven games against the Devils. Equally alarming, Cole matched Brind’Amour zero for zero (often...

What’s a “Hobson’s Choice”? (minicast)

If you’re facing a Hobson’s choice, you don’t really have much to choose from. The phrase describes a situation in which your options are either to take what’s offered, or else take nothing at all. Martha offers some choice...

stocking

stocking  n.— «Stocking up is a term used to describe a harmless swelling of the leg from coronet to hock, usually in the hind legs. This swelling occurs naturally because of lack of movement by the horse while stalled. The normal walking...

floating

floating  n.— «White said the 25-year-old veterinarian has taken advanced courses in equine dental care, making it possible for the hospital to offer such services as tooth extraction and fillings as well as “floating.” The...

downhill

downhill  adj.— «You’ll often see good trotters whose hindquarters are higher than their withers as viewed from the side. This horse is referred to as being built downhill. For a trotter, going downhill doesn’t mean he’s no longer the...

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