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 Hors de Combat (French).Horse. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
¶ Horse.
Notabilia.   1
   The fifteen points of a good horse:   2
        “A good horse sholde have three propyrtees of a man, three of a woman, three of a foxe, three of a haare, and three of an asse.
       Of a man. Bolde, prowde, and hardye.
       Of a woman. Fayre-breasted, faire of heere, and easy to move.
       Of a foxe. A fair taylle, short eers, with a good trotte.
       Of a haare. A grate eye, a dry head, and well rennynge.
       Of an asse. A bygge chynn, a flat legge, and a good hoof.”—Wynkyn de Worde (1496).

 Hors de Combat (French).Horse. 


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