zebra vs horse

zebra horse

Definitions

  • 1) sports, slang A referee.
  • 2) vulgar, pejorative, slang A bi-racial person, specifically one born to a member of the Sub-Saharan African race and a Caucasian.
  • 3) medicine, slang An unlikely diagnosis, especially for symptoms probably caused by a common ailment. (Originates in the advice often given to medical students: "When you hear hoof beats, think of horses, not zebras.")
  • 4) An African animal, closely related to a horse, with black and white stripes.
  • 5) Any of several swift African mammals of the genus Equus, resembling the horse and having distinctive overall markings of alternating white and black or brown stripes.
  • 6) A referee in football.
  • 7) Any of various striped organisms, such as a zebrafish.
  • 8) Same as Tiger shark, under Tiger.
  • 9) (Zoöl.) Any member of three species of African wild horses remarkable for having the body white or yellowish white, and conspicuously marked with dark brown or brackish bands.
  • 10) an Australian grass parrakeet, often kept as a cage bird. Its upper parts are mostly pale greenish yellow, transversely barred with brownish black crescents; the under parts, rump, and upper tail coverts, are bright green; two central tail feathers and the cheek patches are blue. Called also canary parrot, scallop parrot, shell parrot, and undulated parrot.
  • 11) a hunting spider.
  • 12) the larva of an American noctuid moth (Mamestra picta). It is light yellow, with a broad black stripe on the back and one on each side; the lateral stripes are crossed with withe lines. It feeds on cabbages, beets, clover, and other cultivated plants.
  • 13) (Bot.) a poisonous tree (Euphorbia arborea) of the Spurge family, found in South Africa. Its milky juice is so poisonous that zebras have been killed by drinking water in which its branches had been placed, and it is also used as an arrow poison.
  • 14) the zebra wolf. See under Wolf.
  • 15) a very large North American swallow-tailed butterfly (Iphiclides ajax), in which the wings are yellow, barred with black; -- called also ajax.
  • 16) See under Wolf.
  • 17) any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
  • 18) A name used by fish-culturists in England for hybrids between Salmo fario, the European trout, and Salmo fontinalis, the American brook-trout.
  • 19) An African solidungulate mammal, related to the horse and ass, of the genus Equus and subgenus Hippotigris, having the body more or less completely striped.
  • 20) An American heliconiid butterfly, Apostraphia charithonia, with black, yellow-banded wings. It occurs in Central America, the West Indies, and the southern United States. Its larvæ feed on the passion-flower vine.

Definitions

  • 1) Sports A vaulting horse.
  • 2) Slang Heroin.
  • 3) Horsepower.
  • 4) A large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short coat, a long mane, and a long tail, domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads.
  • 5) An adult male horse; a stallion.
  • 6) A large block of displaced rock that is caught along a fault.
  • 7) A block of rock interrupting a vein and containing no minerals.
  • 8) Mounted soldiers; cavalry.
  • 9) Any of various equine mammals, such as the wild Asian species Przewalski's horse or certain extinct forms related ancestrally to the modern horse.
  • 10) A frame or device, usually with four legs, used for supporting or holding.
  • 11) Sports A vaulting horse.
  • 12) Slang Heroin.
  • 13) In chess, same as knight.
  • 14) A solidungulate perissodactyl mammal of the family Equidœ and genus Equus; E. caballus.
  • 15) The researches of Ewart, Osborn, and others show the probability that the modern horse, like the dog, has been derived from several sources. Prjevalsky's horse is considered to be one of these, while two other forms are recognized—the Celtic pony and the Norse horse.
  • 16) A Danish silver coin of the value of 1 s. 2 d.
  • 17) The male of the horse kind, in distinction from the female or mare; a stallion or gelding.
  • 18) plural In zoology, the horse family, or Equidæ; the species of the genus Equus and related genera.
  • 19) In mining: A lenticular bod of shale or old channel fillings which cuts out coal-seams.
  • 20) A frame, block, board, or the like, on which something is mounted or supported, or the use of which is in any way analogous to that of a horse. Compare etymology of easel.
  • 21) One of the inclined timbers in a staircase which support the steps.
  • 22) Specifically— A vaulting-block in a gymnasium.
  • 23) A body of troops serving on horseback: cavalry: in this sense a collective , used also as a plural: as, a regiment of horse.
  • 24) In astronomy, the constellation of Pegasus (see flying horse); also, the equine part of Sagittarius (represented as a centaur).
  • 25) Of or relating to a horse.
  • 26) Larger or cruder than others in the same category.
  • 27) Drawn or operated by a horse.
  • 28) Mounted on horses.
  • 29) To cover: said of the male.
  • 30) . Nautical, to “ride” hard; drive or urge at work unfairly or tyrannically: as, to horse a ship's crew.
  • 31) To sit astride; bestride.
  • 32) To mount on another's back preparatory to flogging.
  • 33) To charge for work before it is executed.
  • 34) In calking, to embed firmly in the seams of a ship, as oakum, with a horsing-iron and a mallet: often with up.
  • 35) To make out or learn by means of a translation or other extrinsic aid: as, to horse a lesson in Virgil.
  • 36) To hang (as skins) over a wooden horse or stand.
  • 37) An obsolete form of hoarse.
  • 38) To provide with a horse; supply horses for, as a body of cavalry, etc.
  • 39) To get on horseback; mount or ride on a horse.
  • 40) To mount or place on or as on the back of a horse; set on horseback; hence, to take on one's own back.
  • 41) To provide with a horse.
  • 42) To haul or hoist energetically.
  • 43) To be in heat. Used of a mare.
  • 44) (hold (one's) horses) To restrain oneself.
  • 45) (a horse of another/a different) Another matter entirely; something else.
  • 46) (be/get) To be or become disdainful, superior, or conceited.
  • 47) (hold (one's) horses) To restrain oneself.
  • 48) (the horse's mouth) A source of information regarded as original or unimpeachable.
  • 49) (beat/flog) To dwell tiresomely on a matter that has already been decided.
  • 50) (be/get) To be or become disdainful, superior, or conceited.
  • 51) (beat/flog) To dwell tiresomely on a matter that has already been decided.
  • 52) (beat/flog) To continue to pursue a cause that has no hope of success.
  • 53) (a horse of another/a different) Another matter entirely; something else.
  • 54) (beat/flog) To continue to pursue a cause that has no hope of success.
  • 55) (the horse's mouth) A source of information regarded as original or unimpeachable.

Examples

  • 1) Thus the horse, in the nomenclature of the naturalist, is termed _Equus caballus_; the ass, _Equus asinus_; and the zebra, _Equus zebra_.
  • 2) First, there is the true zebra (_Equus zebra_), perhaps the most beautiful of all quadrupeds, and of which no description need be given.
  • 3) And, as they say, a zebra is a horse designed by a committee.
  • 4) For example, hidden between a whale and a zebra is a "snakamel", a snake with a camel's head.
  • 5) "When I first saw it, I thought it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing, what we call a zebra,"
  • 6) "Let's see, I heard it over the wire, and Mr. Jenks was all broke up over the catastrophe, so he mixed things up some; but I remember he said all the camels and the elephants had lit out, ditto their trained ostrich that draws a cart around the ring like a hoss; and there was some monkeys that broke loose too, yes, and now I think of it he did mention a striped animal which he called the zebra; and I think he said a lot of lions and tigers, and also a few others I can't recall for the moment!"
  • 7) When a momentarily striped animal was called a zebra, it was tricked into believing it could only be one form, one thing.
  • 8) A zebra is roaming the Little Hocking area in Ohio.
  • 9) ‘The Cape Colony extended systematic protection to elephants, giraffes, hippopotami, buffalo, zebras, quaggas and antelopes in 1886.’
  • 10) ‘This family, made up of the horses, asses and zebras, contains one genus with nine species.’
  • 11) ‘The route of the safari will allow visitors to see for themselves a wide variety of African wildlife including lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, chimpanzees and many other species.’
  • 12) ‘Horses, zebras and donkeys are probably descended from an equine (horse-like) kind, since they can interbreed, although the offspring are sterile.’
  • 13) ‘Madagascar's landscape may not be a bad fit for lions, giraffes, zebras, and hippos.’
  • 14) ‘The western part of Kenya's largest national park boasts the Mzima crystal springs, a haven for hippos, elephants, gazelles, zebras, and giraffes.’
  • 15) ‘Seti thought that Vortas' hair was reminiscent of a zebra except with black-and-purple stripes instead of a zebra's black-and-white stripes.’
  • 16) ‘Towards the west end of the zoo were a number of large paddocks, home to zebras, deer, horned oryx and Przewalski wild horses.’
  • 17) ‘Of all the wild equines in the world today, only the plains zebras of Africa are present in large numbers.’
  • 18) ‘Like all equids, mountain zebras are polygynous.’
  • 19) ‘In Australia, kangaroos occupy the position held on other continents by grass eaters such as antelope, deer, zebra, and bison.’
  • 20) ‘A good idea is to board the little train which encircles the zoo enclosure and allows you to see the giraffes, hippos, zebra, camels and rhinos.’
  • 21) ‘Horses and zebras, for example, can interbreed but no one considers them the same species.’
  • 22) ‘A zebra or horse without a hoof is a sitting duck for predators.’
  • 23) ‘Aardvarks, rabbits, zebras, and other animals that rely on a more sedentary diet opt for eyes on each side of the head, maximizing their ability to spot lurking dangers.’
  • 24) ‘So are zebras just horses that leaned on wet painted fences?’
  • 25) ‘You'll get up close to the wildlife, including giraffe, zebra, impala and wildebeest, and all riding abilities are catered for, including beginners.’
  • 26) ‘Burchell's zebras will mate with donkeys, producing a hybrid that has been called a ‘zebdonk.’’
  • 27) ‘The preserve is home to elephants, giraffes, zebra, and various species of antelope and monkey.’
  • 28) ‘He brought to our attention the tiny zebra fish which could fully regenerate even severely damaged myocardium.’
  • 29) ‘It is a blending of DNA from a zebra fish and either a jellyfish or sea anemone.’
  • 30) ‘The company screens compounds for medical uses using zebra fish embryonic cells and fruitflies.’
  • 31) ‘I was bored with photographing co-operative green turtles, so I turned to barracuda, batfish, groupers and a lone zebra lionfish.’
  • 32) the children saw a zebra at the safari

Examples

  • 1) You need a good horse like him to put you in the limelight.
  • 2) No doubt he will be again from afar should his horse win tomorrow.
  • 3) Another is about a horse that is about to be killed.
  • 4) Outside horses and carts still pass.
  • 5) By all logic, that was the end of the horse.
  • 6) I rode a beautiful grey horse around the set.
  • 7) Talking horses seems irrelevant now.
  • 8) I just hope the old grey horse doesn't lose his pitch somewhere.
  • 9) The activities on offer will include spa treatments, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.
  • 10) I want to prove I can do it again on a different horse as well.
  • 11) He is a good horse and wants this trip.
  • 12) There is huge demand from rich people who like horses or fishing or transporting goods.
  • 13) Your facilities for keeping a horse may affect your choice of animal.
  • 14) His explanations for the cash included gifts from friends and wins on horses.
  • 15) This was not about a capricious horse.
  • 16) One day they sold him an old grey horse starved of life.
  • 17) It will be interesting to see where he stands against the older horses.
  • 18) The fact that they are not the same horse is quite something!
  • 19) The property is surrounded by trails for mountain biking and horse riding.
  • 20) The missing prop was a white horse.
  • 21) The minutes tick by and still no horse.
  • 22) That gymnastics vaulting horse brought back painful memories of school.
  • 23) It is said that horses talk loudest by what they do on the racecourse.
  • 24) That man on the horse riding down the street preceded by flags and followed by drums?
  • 25) We have different sorts of horses for the patrols and the shepherds.
  • 26) He deserves to be riding these good horses again.
  • 27) Not good enough to be the back end of a horse.
  • 28) The family keep horses and a variety of other animals.
  • 29) There are big similarities between training people and training horses.
  • 30) They are good for fit horses but may cause galling on horses in soft condition.
  • 31) The horse needs to win or the money's gone.
  • 32) ‘A horse pulling a cart carrying racegoers was struck by lightning and died and a passenger was killed.’
  • 33) ‘The mowing machine for the barley and oats was pulled by two horses and carried two people - the blades would be flying when it was in use.’
  • 34) ‘Domestic donkeys interact well with other livestock animals such as horses, cows, goats, sheep, and llamas.’
  • 35) ‘Cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and other large farm animals seem to fall well outside the paradigm of urban farming.’
  • 36) ‘Some good stock, including horses, cattle, sheep and pigs were on exhibition.’
  • 37) ‘Insurance companies offered policies to cover cattle, poultry, sheep, goats, horses, elephants, dogs, ducks and fishes.’
  • 38) ‘horses were first used to pull chariots, and it was not until horses large enough to carry a man had been bred, broken, and trained that the cavalryman proper made his appearance.’
  • 39) ‘The Kazakh village is one of two sites competing for the honor of being the first place where humans are thought to have domesticated horses.’
  • 40) ‘Now domesticated, horses occur throughout the world and in feral populations in some areas.’
  • 41) ‘A big reason is that rhinos, unlike horses, cannot be domesticated.’
  • 42) ‘Racing began about three minutes after man domesticated the horse.’
  • 43) ‘His error was so glaring that Gagan should have noticed right away and pulled up his horse, as the rules of racing dictate.’
  • 44) ‘Both horses carried bulging saddlebags packed with supplies.’
  • 45) ‘But still, it's a lot better than most of what's out there, and as a fan of horses and horse racing, I enjoyed it a lot.’
  • 46) ‘At other times, seeds were harrowed in by horses pulling brush or else by sheep trampling the ground.’
  • 47) ‘The Miller Farm no longer raises livestock, except for a few pet horses, goats and sheep.’
  • 48) ‘In winter, teams of horses dragged sledges loaded with cut logs across frozen lakes.’
  • 49) ‘Her father had stocked an entire stable with sleek, powerful racing horses, and she had adored them all equally.’
  • 50) ‘Fiona explained that riding school ponies and horses occasionally get lazy and bored with the same daily routine.’
  • 51) ‘He cared for his horse, choosing only the finest horses to carry him for he knew his life depended on having a well-cared for mount.’
  • 52) ‘On the roof of the cave deft hands had painted bison, elk, horses and wild boars.’
  • 53) ‘Wild horses can be tamed, but Finch said it takes someone who is knowledgeable and experienced.’
  • 54) ‘The horse family - Equiidae - was an especial success story during the Neogene.’
  • 55) ‘Wild horses roam the roads and in the jungle you can find giant moths apparently the inspiration for Mothra, Godzilla's legendary foe.’
  • 56) ‘Paintings of horses - and other wild animals of ice age Europe such as lions and mammoths - long predate human portraiture.’
  • 57) ‘This grandly titled traditional animation from DreamWorks centres on an untamed horse in the old Wild West which is captured by the army and harshly broken in to join the cavalry.’
  • 58) ‘Wild horses in the New Forest get along perfectly fine, wandering around outdoors, free and naked and just getting more hairy in winter.’
  • 59) ‘Wild horses and cattle are also entering the park from the Hermannsburg Aboriginal land.’
  • 60) ‘The cavalry regiments have always been splendidly dressed, with the light horse being the most dashing.’
  • 61) ‘He fought alongside the duke at the naval battles off Lowestoft in 1665 and at Sole Bay in 1672 and, though a catholic, was made colonel of a regiment of horse.’
  • 62) ‘The next level down was the commander of the fire unit - the horse artillery troop or foot artillery company - equivalent to modern batteries.’
  • 63) ‘Before the enemy had time to turn to see what was happening, mace, lance, and horse slammed right into them.’
  • 64) ‘And the wall bars and horses which have characterised school gym halls for hundreds of years will be replaced by treadmills and electronic recumbent bikes.’
  • 65) ‘R. Mikaelyan was first among the Soviet gymnasts who started with the long horse.’
  • 66) ‘A year later Olga won her first award at the national title meet - a gold medal in the horse vault.’
  • 67) ‘Meanwhile, Gary or Craig, or whatever his name was from Steps, possibly became the first person to be throw by a gymnasium horse.’
  • 68) ‘Attempting a vault, her right foot missed the springboard and she crashed headfirst at full speed into the horse.’
  • 69) ‘He won the silver medal on the long horse and a special prize for an original vault.’
  • 70) ‘For the great horse called heroin will take you to hell.’
  • 71) ‘Instead of a bunch of layabouts smoking glue and cracking charlie's horse with LSD, we could have good, fit criminals with discipline and firearms skills.’
  • 72) ‘He remembers his first taste of marijuana, his first snort of horse.’
  • 73) ‘Easy, add someone doing bong hits or horse in the rectum and you've got instant mise en scène.’
  • 74) ‘For firms horsing their own vehicles, the cost of the yard would be a joint cost and cannot be divided between horses and vehicles.’
  • 75) ‘High tobymen, or horsed robbers, had yielded the field to low tobymen, or footpads, and roadside thieving had lost its traditional panache.’
  • 76) ‘North and South learned early on that horsed formations could not charge ranks of infantry armed with the new rifled musket, and they relegated cavalry to scouting and raiding roles.’
  • 77) ‘It didn't sound like the dozen horsed riders that she'd expected; it sounded like half of that.’
  • 78) ‘In previous wars, horsed cavalry had performed such a role, but cavalry were generally of little use in the trenches of the Western Front.’
  • 79) ‘I'm uncertain whether the Millennium Dome is a smart thing to have on one's CV, but I see it as a stepping stone to Ensign Ewart, my fully horsed spectacular, soon to be lavishly mounted at Covent Garden.’
  • 80) ‘After 1812 shortage of horses meant that a five-squadron French dragoon regiment might go to war with three squadrons horsed and two on foot.’
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