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Houyhnhnms (whinʹhims)

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A race of horses endowed with reason, who bear rule over a race of men. Gulliver, in his Travels, tells us what he “saw” among them. (Swift.)

“Nay, would kind Jove my organ so dispose

To hymn harmonious Houyhnhnms through the nose,

Iʹd call thee Houhnhnm, that high-sounding name;

Thy children’s noses all should twang the same.”


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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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House and Home
House of Correction
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House that Jack Built (The)
Household Gods
Household Troops
Housel
Houssain (Prince)
Houyhnhnms (whinhims)
How Do You Do?
Howard
Howdah
Howdie
Howitzers
Howleglass
Hrimfaxi
Hub
Hubal
Hubbard (Old Mother)

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