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  • adj. Having a neck like a ewe's; said of horses in which the arch of the neck is deficient, being somewhat hollowed out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a neck like a ewe; -- said of horses in which the arch of the neck is deficient, being somewhat hollowed out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a thin, hollow neck like a ewe's, as a horse.


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  • The ewe-necked gelding stopped in front of the shanty where a small light glowed in the window.

    Stands a Calder Man

  • Such a courser; all blood and bone, short-backed, broad-chested, and -- but that he was a little ewe-necked -- faultless in form and figure.

    Half-Hours with Great Story-Tellers

  • Moorish horses are wiry little beasts, but you seldom see a handsome one: either they are ewe-necked or they fall away in the hindquarters; their feet are allowed to grow too long, and their legs are ruined through tight hobbling.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • The animal should be fine in the bone, with clean muzzle, a tail like a rat's, and not ewe-necked; short on the legs.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders

  • Neither was there any mistaking the bug-hunter on his ewe-necked sorrel, which, displaying unexpected bursts of speed, was keeping in the lead and heading straight for the ranch-house.


  • With a startled snort, the ewe-necked pony plunged and backed around, clear of his motionless mistress.

    Bloom of Cactus

  • The animal he rode was a hammer-headed, ewe-necked beast with a disconsolate eye and a half-shed winter coat.

    The Killer

  • Page the rear of that rattling dust trail, with a stiff seat and impassive face, rising and falling rhythmically on an ewe-necked silver-bitted black brute with a hammer head.

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • “Squadron talk; and you’re full of it, ” retorted Fleetwood -- “‘I said to the major, ’ and ‘The captain told the chief trumpeter’ -- all that sort of thing -- and those Porto Rico spurs of yours, and the ewe-necked glyptosaurus you block the bridle-path with every morning.

    The Fighting Chance

  • At that instant the telegraph-operator appeared, carrying a dog by the scruff of the neck -- a sad-eyed, ewe-necked dog, from the four corners of which dangled enormous, cushion-like paws.

    In Search of the Unknown


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