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Rozinante (4 syl.)

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A wretched jade of a riding-horse. Don Quixote’s horse was so called. (Spanish, rocin-ante, a hack before.)

“It is the only time he will sit behind the wretched Rosinante and it would be Quixotic of him to expect speed.”—London Review.

(See Horse.)

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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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