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Houyhnhnm

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Houyhnhnm \Hou*yhnhnm"\, noun One of the race of horses described by Swift in his imaginary travels of Lemuel Gulliver. The Houyhnhnms were endowed with reason and noble qualities; subject to them were Yahoos, a race of brutes having the form and all the worst vices of men.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Houyhnhnm

noun

1: one of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift


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