A Dictionary of the English Language
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Farrier (noun)

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Fa'rrier. n.s. [ferrier, French; ferrarius, Latin.]

  1. A shoer of horses.

    But the utmost exactness in these particulars belong to farriers, saddlers, smiths, and other tradesmen. Digby.

  2. One who professes the medicine of horses.

    If you are a piece of a farrier, as every good groom ought to be, get sack, brandy, or strong beer to rub your horses. Swift's Directions to the Groom.

Sources: Digby, Kenelm (13) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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