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Nor is Cole worried that his party will be seen as whipping a dead horse to score cheap political points.

So when the Today show staged a flash mob earlier this month, it had the effect of beating a dead horse.

But, in a major way, harping on the sins of Arafat and Abbas is like flogging a dead horse.

His recent plays, The God of Hell and Kicking a Dead Horse, had a vital political edge.

This, thought I, is a dismal-looking outcome—two men and a dead horse left high and dry on the sun-flooded prairie.

The two men behind the dead horse were not deceived by this excitement into rising to their knees.

One man he saw lying on his face with a leg hid under the body of his dead horse.

The reserve men cut the gear of the dead horse, dragged his body aside, and replaced him with one of the six from the caisson.

There can be very little doubt that the phantom the Afrikander saw was the actual spirit of a dead horse.


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