[ UK /hˈɔːshe‍ə/ ]
  1. a fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses; used for upholstery
  2. hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse
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  • It was about twelve feet in length, eight feet being the lash, which had for the last two feet what we called a cracker, made of plaited horsehair and cotton, mixed. Sunshine and Shadow of Slave Life. Reminiscences As Told by Isaac D. Williams to "Tege"
  • Heaven forbid they see me in my typical trail riding attire: comfy jeans, western blouse and cowboy hat, complete with braided horsehair stampede string.
  • For this, Hahnemann had a saddlemaker construct a wooden 'striking board', covered in leather on one side and stuffed with horsehair (it is displayed at the oyster shellare used for remedies, they are diluted by grinding them with lactose ( 'trituration'). Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]
  • A few of them had dyed horsehair forming a mane along the top of their helmet.
  • With few exceptions all the innumerable nests of _O. sutorius_ that I have seen were lined with some soft substance -- cotton-wool, the silky down of the cotton-tree (_Bomlax heptaphyllum_) grass-down, soft horsehair, or even human hair, while the nests of _P. stewarti_ are almost without exception _lined_ with fine grass-roots. The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1
  • Och, but the wean outskraugh, sclentan back on the breist o his nourrice, fairlie dumbfounert he was at the sicht o his daddie that loed him, fleggit sair at the bress and the crest wi its wallopan horsehair, kelteran doun frae the tap o the bassanat, unco the sicht o't. BRAW AND WITTY.
  • By 1849 the discreet euphemism ‘dress-improver’ was in use, and by 1853 bustles were being made with rolls of crinoline (a mixture of horsehair and linen).
  • the English judiciary wear their traditional horsehair wigs
  • The nests are usually constructed of mud mixed with straw, grasses, or horsehair, and cemented to the vertical surfaces of old beams or rafters.
  • Master Horsehair, I won't take it for an insult: howsomdever, either your hand or mine, I won't say which, is too dirty for shaking. The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper
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