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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HURDLE

No such thing as a good handicap, nor a hurdle race for a finish, without you.

Fanny, also, nearly did for Harry Nesbitt, by riding a hurdle race.

He is at home in polo or hurdle racing, with the rifle or revolver.

On the 16th his body was drawn and quartered and dragged through London on a hurdle.

A race meeting, which included a hurdle race, was being held.

They were carrying a hurdle from which Mr. Tapster quickly averted his eyes.

She beat him with her crop, and flung him again at the hurdle.

If a log such as I have described be not procurable, a hurdle or gate might be employed.

If the hurdle is not to be used at once, or if it is to be transported, it must be sewed.

The concave side of a hurdle should be placed next the earth.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hyrdel "frame of intertwined twigs used as a temporary barrier," diminutive of hyrd "door," from Proto-Germanic *hurdiz "wickerwork frame, hurdle" (cf. Old Saxon hurth "plaiting, netting," Dutch horde "wickerwork," German Hürde "hurdle, fold, pen;" Old Norse hurð, Gothic haurds "door"), from PIE *krtis (cf. Latin cratis "hurdle, wickerwork," Greek kartalos "a kind of basket," kyrtos "fishing creel"), from root *kert- "to weave, twist together" (cf. Sanskrit krt "to spin"). Sense of "barrier to jump in a race" is by 1822; figurative sense of "obstacle" is 1924.

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