from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A shaft-horse as distinguished from a leader; a wheeler.
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But he had steadied down into a pole-horse who could set an example that was worth more than all the six-foot lashes ever tied to a whip-stock.
It was different in the case of Marengo Todd, driver of the pole-horse, and entitled to "protection."
The Skipper and the Skipped Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul
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