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saddle sore Tweet Definition of saddle sore Like Definition of saddle sore on Facebook
  1. A gall, a sore developed by a horse from an ill-fitting or ill-adjusted saddle.
  1. Pertaining to a horse with saddle sores, or to a rider who has been riding too long.
scab Tweet Definition of scab Like Definition of scab on Facebook
  1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing.
  2. (colloquial or obsolete) The scabies.
  3. The mange, especially when it appears on sheep.
  • 1882: Scab was the terror of the sheep farmer, and the peril of his calling. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 306.
    1. Several different diseases of potato, potatoes producing pits and other damage on their surface, caused by Streptomyces -bacteria.
    2. Short form for common scab, a relatively harmless variety of caused by Streptomyces scabies.
    3. (founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.
    4. A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.
    5. (slang) A worker who works for less than the rate fixed by the trade union.
    6. (slang) A strikebreaker.
    7. (botany) Any one of various more or less destructive fungus disease, diseases attacking cultivated plants, and forming dark-colored crustlike spots.
verb (scabs, scabbing, scabbed, scabbed)
  1. (intransitive) To get covered by a scab.
  2. (intransitive) To act as strikebreaker.
  3. (transitive) (Australian slang) To beg (for), cadge, bum
I scabbed some money off a friend.
scour Tweet Definition of scour Like Definition of scour on Facebook
  1. To clean, polish, or wash something by scrubbing it vigorously.
He scoured the burner pans, to remove the burnt spills.
  1. To search an area thoroughly.
They scoured the scene of the crime for clues.
  1. (veterinary medicine) Of livestock, to suffer from diarrhea.
If a lamb is scouring, do not delay treatment.
  1. To move swiftly.
scrapie Tweet Definition of scrapie Like Definition of scrapie on Facebook
  1. A degenerative prion disease of sheep and goats that attacks the central nervous system.
scratches Tweet Definition of scratches Like Definition of scratches on Facebook
  1. (plural of, scratch)
  1. (third-person singular of, scratch)
shipping fever Tweet Definition of shipping fever Like Definition of shipping fever on Facebook
  1. A severe inflammation of the lungs of cattle, caused by a bacterium of the genus Pasteurella, sometimes seen following the stress of transport to market under poor conditions
slink Tweet Definition of slink Like Definition of slink on Facebook
verb (slinks, slinking, slunk or slank, slunk)
  1. (intransitive) To sneak about furtively.
  2. (transitive) To give birth to an animal prematurely.
slip Tweet Definition of slip Like Definition of slip on Facebook
  1. An act or instance of slipping.
  2. A women's undergarment worn under a skirt or dress.
  3. A small piece of paper.
  4. A berth for a boat or ship.
  5. A mistake or error (slip of the tongue.)
  6. (uncountable) In ceramics, a thin, slippery mix of clay and water.
  7. (cricket) Any of several fielding positions to the off side of the wicket keeper, designed to catch the ball after being deflected from the bat; a fielder in that position (See first slip, second slip, third slip, fourth slip and fifth slip.)
  8. The difference between the speed of a rotating magnetic field and the speed of its rotor.
verb (slip, p, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To lose one's traction on a slippery surface; to slide due to a lack of friction.
  2. (intransitive) To err.
  3. (transitive) To pass (a note, etc.)
    • 1883, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : We slipped along the hedges, noiseless and swift...
spavin Tweet Definition of spavin Like Definition of spavin on Facebook
  1. A disease of horses characterized by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones.
splint Tweet Definition of splint Like Definition of splint on Facebook
  1. A narrow strip of wood split or peeled off of a larger piece.
  2. (medicine) A device to immobilize a body part.
1900 But it so happened that I had a man in the hospital at the time, and going there to see about him the day before the opening of the Inquiry, I saw in the white men's ward that little chap tossing on his back, with his arm in splints, and quite light-headed. Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim,,+Joseph,+1857-1924:+Lord+Jim,+1899-1900&query=splints&id=ConLord Chapter 5.
  1. A dental device applied consequent to undergoing orthodontia.
  2. A segment of armor.
1819 The fore-part of his thighs, where the folds of his mantle permitted them to be seen, were also covered with linked mail; the knees and feet were defended by splints , or thin plates of steel, ingeniously jointed upon each other; and mail hose, reaching from the ankle to the knee, effectually protected the legs, and completed the rider's defensive armour. " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe,,+Walter:+Ivanhoe.+A+Romance,+1819&query=defended+by+splints&id=ScoIvan Chapter 1.
  1. A bone found on either side of the horse's cannon bone
  1. To apply a splint.
  2. To support one's abdomen with hands or a pillow before attempting to cough.
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adjective (sturd, ier, iest)
  1. of firm build
  2. solid in structure or person
    • It was a building, able to withstand strong winds and cold weather.
    • The dog was and could work all day without getting tired.
swayed Tweet Definition of swayed Like Definition of swayed on Facebook
  1. (past of, sway)

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