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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JENNET

Clare summoned Jennet, and took her own seat in the further window.

Be there any manner of irons, Jennet, for crisping or curling the hair?

Pouchskin, riding his great French jennet, had started in the advance.

I had not an English horse there, so I bought that Andalusian jennet.

Get you upon your jennet, dame; and, Robin, do you show the way.

Jennet Clouston and mony mair that he has harried out of house and hame.

Before them rode a boy on a jennet, and by him a clerk, as he seemed, upon a mule.

I offered her my chestnut courser, but she preferred a jennet.

Jennet Cock had an ill name, past all forbearance or overlooking.

Our English word “jennet” may be derived from the same source.

WORD ORIGIN

"small Spanish horse," mid-15c., from French genet, from Spanish jinete "a light horseman," perhaps from Arabic Zenata, name of a Barbary tribe [Klein]. Sense transferred in English and French from the rider to the horse.

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nounsmall domestic horselike mammal
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