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

Horse \Horse\ (h[^o]rs), noun [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.]

1. (Zool.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse ({Equus caballus}), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on all its legs. The horse excels in strength, speed, docility, courage, and nobleness of character, and is used for drawing, carrying, bearing a rider, and like purposes.

Note: Many varieties, differing in form, size, color, gait, speed, etc., are known, but all are believed to have been derived from the same original species. It is supposed to have been a native of the plains of Central Asia, but the wild species from which it was derived is not certainly known. The feral horses of America are domestic horses that have run wild; and it is probably true that most of those of Asia have a similar origin. Some of the true wild Asiatic horses do, however, approach the domestic horse in several characteristics. Several species of fossil ({Equus}) are known from the later Tertiary formations of Europe and America. The fossil species of other genera of the family {Equid[ae]} are also often called horses, in general sense.

2. The male of the genus {Equus}, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.

3. Mounted soldiery; cavalry; -- used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; -- distinguished from {foot}.

The armies were appointed, consisting of twenty-five thousand horse and foot. --Bacon.

4. A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.

5. A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.

6. Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.

7. (Mining) A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse -- said of a vein -- is to divide into branches for a distance.

8. (Naut.) (a) See {Footrope}, adjective (b) A breastband for a leadsman. (c) An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon. (d) A jackstay. --W. C. Russell. --Totten.

9. (Student Slang) (a) A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination; -- called also {trot}, {pony}, {Dobbin}. (b) Horseplay; tomfoolery. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

10. {heroin}. [slang] [PJC]

11. {horsepower}. [Colloq. contraction] [PJC]

Note: Horse is much used adjectively and in composition to signify of, or having to do with, a horse or horses, like a horse, etc.; as, horse collar, horse dealer or horse?dealer, horsehoe, horse jockey; and hence, often in the sense of strong, loud, coarse, etc.; as, horselaugh, horse nettle or horse-nettle, horseplay, horse ant, etc.

{Black horse}, {Blood horse}, etc. See under {Black}, etc.

{Horse aloes}, caballine aloes.

{Horse ant} (Zool.), a large ant ({Formica rufa}); -- called also {horse emmet}.

{Horse artillery}, that portion of the artillery in which the cannoneers are mounted, and which usually serves with the cavalry; flying artillery.

{Horse balm} (Bot.), a strong-scented labiate plant ({Collinsonia Canadensis}), having large leaves and yellowish flowers.

{Horse bean} (Bot.), a variety of the English or Windsor bean ({Faba vulgaris}), grown for feeding horses.

{Horse boat}, a boat for conveying horses and cattle, or a boat propelled by horses.

{Horse bot}. (Zool.) See {Botfly}, and {Bots}.

{Horse box}, a railroad car for transporting valuable horses, as hunters. [Eng.]

{Horse breaker} or {Horse trainer}, one employed in subduing or training horses for use.

{Horse car}. (a) A railroad car drawn by horses. See under {Car}. (b) A car fitted for transporting horses.

{Horse cassia} (Bot.), a leguminous plant ({Cassia Javanica}), bearing long pods, which contain a black, catharic pulp, much used in the East Indies as a horse medicine.

{Horse cloth}, a cloth to cover a horse.

{Horse conch} (Zool.), a large, spiral, marine shell of the genus Triton. See {Triton}.

{Horse courser}. (a) One that runs horses, or keeps horses for racing. --Johnson. (b) A dealer in horses. [Obs.] --Wiseman.

{Horse crab} (Zool.), the Limulus; -- called also {horsefoot}, {horsehoe crab}, and {king crab}.

{Horse crevall['e]} (Zool.), the cavally.

{Horse emmet} (Zool.), the horse ant.

{Horse finch} (Zool.), the chaffinch. [Prov. Eng.]

{Horse gentian} (Bot.), fever root.

{Horse iron} (Naut.), a large calking iron.

{Horse latitudes}, a space in the North Atlantic famous for calms and baffling winds, being between the westerly winds of higher latitudes and the trade winds. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.

{Horse mackrel}. (Zool.) (a) The common tunny ({Orcynus thunnus}), found on the Atlantic coast of Europe and America, and in the Mediterranean. (b) The bluefish ({Pomatomus saltatrix}). (c) The scad. (d) The name is locally applied to various other fishes, as the California hake, the black candlefish, the jurel, the bluefish, etc.

{Horse marine} (Naut.), an awkward, lubbery person; one of a mythical body of marine cavalry. [Slang]

{Horse mussel} (Zool.), a large, marine mussel ({Modiola modiolus}), found on the northern shores of Europe and America.

{Horse nettle} (Bot.), a coarse, prickly, American herb, the {Solanum Carolinense}.

{Horse parsley}. (Bot.) See {Alexanders}.

{Horse purslain} (Bot.), a coarse fleshy weed of tropical America ({Trianthema monogymnum}).

{Horse race}, a race by horses; a match of horses in running or trotting.

{Horse racing}, the practice of racing with horses.

{Horse railroad}, a railroad on which the cars are drawn by horses; -- in England, and sometimes in the United States, called a {tramway}.

{Horse run} (Civil Engin.), a device for drawing loaded wheelbarrows up an inclined plane by horse power.

{Horse sense}, strong common sense. [Colloq. U.S.]

{Horse soldier}, a cavalryman.

{Horse sponge} (Zool.), a large, coarse, commercial sponge ({Spongia equina}).

{Horse stinger} (Zool.), a large dragon fly. [Prov. Eng.]

{Horse sugar} (Bot.), a shrub of the southern part of the United States ({Symplocos tinctoria}), whose leaves are sweet, and good for fodder.

{Horse tick} (Zool.), a winged, dipterous insect ({Hippobosca equina}), which troubles horses by biting them, and sucking their blood; -- called also {horsefly}, {horse louse}, and {forest fly}.

{Horse vetch} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Hippocrepis} ({Hippocrepis comosa}), cultivated for the beauty of its flowers; -- called also {horsehoe vetch}, from the peculiar shape of its pods.

{Iron horse}, a locomotive. [Colloq.]

{Salt horse}, the sailor's name for salt beef.

{To look a gift horse in the mouth}, to examine the mouth of a horse which has been received as a gift, in order to ascertain his age; -- hence, to accept favors in a critical and thankless spirit. --Lowell.

{To take horse}. (a) To set out on horseback. --Macaulay. (b) To be covered, as a mare. (c) See definition 7 (above).

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

Dobbin \Dob"bin\, noun

1. An old jaded horse. --Shak.

2. Sea gravel mixed with sand. [Prov. Eng.]

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

dobbin

noun

1: a quiet plodding workhorse [syn: {farm horse}, {dobbin}]

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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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