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White Horse

of Wantage (Berkshire), cut in the chalk hills. This horse commemorates a great victory gained by Alfred over the Danes, in the reign of his brother Ethelred I. The battle is called the battle of Æscesdun (Ashtree-hill). The horse is 374 feet long, and may be seen at the distance of fifteen miles. (Dr. Wise.)

An annual ceremony was once held, calledScouring the White 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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White-coat (A)
White Cockade
White Company (The)
White Czar (The)
White Elephant
White Feather
White Friars
White Harvest (A)
White Hat
White Horse
White Horses
White House
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White Lies
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White Night (A)
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