thoroughbred

[ thur-oh-bred, -uh-bred, thuhr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF thoroughbred

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Thoroughbred is the word for her, style and action, as the horse people say, perfect.

Their horse would go to the post as fit as any thoroughbred had ever stripped.

"Thoroughbred for a horse, and purebred for a cow," Rose repeated willingly.

So the Manxman, such as he is, taken all the centuries through, is thoroughbred.

Murieta was washing his thoroughbred mare in the bed of the ravine.

Nothing less swift than a bullet could ever catch that thoroughbred.

Now had she been thoroughbred, I was all right; as a cocktail, I was all wrong.'

And the girl—Miss Desha has bucked poverty like a thoroughbred.

A dog-cart by Adams and a thoroughbred like Boanerges were, after all, worth a glance at.

I like her—she's a lady; but these thoroughbred 'uns—it's their skin and their mouths.

WORD ORIGIN

1701, of persons, "thoroughly accomplished," from thorough + past tense of breed. In the horse sense of "of pure breed or stock" it dates from 1796; the noun is first recorded 1842.

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