- skip - Brewer’s

Horse-chestnut

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If a slip is cut off obliquely close to a joint, it will present a perfect miniature of a horse’s hock and foot, shoe and nails. I have cut off numerous specimens. Probably this has given the name horse to the tree. (See Horse-vetch.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hors de Combat (French)
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Horse
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¶ Horse
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Horse-chestnut
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Horse Latitudes
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