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Racehorse

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Ra'cehorse. n.s. [race and horse.] Horse bred to run for prizes.

The reason Hudibras gives, why those, who can talk on trifles, speak with the greatest fluency, is, that the tongue is like a racehorse, which runs the faster the less weight it carries. Addison.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Racehorse." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3094.


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