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Warhorse

noun
1.
A work of art (composition or drama) that is part of the standard repertory but has become hackneyed from much repetition.
2.
An experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service.  Synonyms: old-timer, old hand, old stager, oldtimer, stager, veteran.
3.
Horse used in war.






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"Warhorse" Quotes from Famous Books



... tremendous teeth, and the furious strokes of its length of tail. He therefore caused this part of his model to be made hollow, and filled with food, and obtaining two fierce young mastiffs, he trained them to fly at the under side of the monster, while he mounted his warhorse, and endeavored to accustom it likewise to attack ...
— A Book of Golden Deeds • Charlotte M. Yonge

... of muffled speech came from the next room—a man's voice dimly heard. Madam Weatherstone raised her head like a warhorse. ...
— The Forerunner, Volume 1 (1909-1910) • Charlotte Perkins Gilman



Words linked to "Warhorse" :   expert, mount, charger, drama, work of art, steed, courser, cavalry horse, saddle horse, riding horse



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