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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rozinante (4 syl.).
 
A wretched jade of a riding-horse. Don Quixote’s horse was so called. (Spanish, rocin-ante, a hack before.)   1
        “It is the only time he will sit behind the wretched Rosinante and it would be Quixotic of him to expect speed.”—London Review.
   (See HORSE.)   2
 


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