A Dictionary of the English Language
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Gelding

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Ge'lding. n.s. [from geld.] Any animal castrated, particularly an horse.

Though naturally there be more males of horses, bulls or rams than females; yet artifically, that is, by making geldings, oxen and weathers, there are fewer. Graunt.

The lord lieutenant may chuse out one of the best horses, and two of the best geldings; for which shall be paid one hundred pounds for the horse, and fifty pounds a-piece for the geldings. Temple.

Sources: Graunt, John (10) · Temple, William (54)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Gelding." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 27, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=20284.


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