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I’ve trained her to ride since she was a foal.
  a young horse; or giving birth to a young horse
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Strongly Associated with:   yearling
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  • I’ve trained her to ride since she was a foal.
  • The horse and her foal are across the pasture.
  • Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Several limes in the old garden had been cut down and a piebald mare and her foal were wandering in front of the house among the rosebushes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • He was given to me when he was just a foal.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I was only a foal at the time.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • The horse seemed to like it too; he gave the sort of whinney a horse would give if, after years of being a cab-horse, it found itself back in the old field where it had played as a foal, and saw someone whom it remembered and loved coming across the field to bring it a lump of sugar.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • I forget you’re only a foal.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • And Hwin told me what is known to all this company, that in Narnia there are beasts that talk, and how she herself was stolen from thence when she was a little foal.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • Like an abandoned foal that nestles against cows in the barnyard, maybe I just need to feel the warmth of belonging.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • Our two horses and the foal were especially beloved.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Finally, he invited me to come to the stable next day and see a newborn foal.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Skeeter was a horse "A beautiful horse, a strawberry stallion he had raised from a foal.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Picking her way through the brush she hollered back to Sethe, "What you gonna do, just lay there and foal?"
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Are is too many for one woman to foal.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • But now he was doing it again, with his son, and every detail of that land was clear in his mind: the well, the apple orchard, President Lincoln; her foal, Mary Todd; Ulysses S. Grant, their cow; General Lee, their hog.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • He must never seed no mare foal.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • The behaviour of the young colt and foal appeared very modest, and that of the master and mistress extremely cheerful and complaisant to their guest.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Thou art no colt of a girl with cropped head and the movement of a foal still wet from its mother.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • About this time, a beautiful little foal, a son of the onager, was added to our stud, and as he promised to grow up strong and tractable, we soon saw how useful he would be.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Though thousands of miles from Oregon, still when he smells that savage musk, the rending, goring bison herds are as present as to the deserted wild foal of the prairies, which this instant they may be trampling into dust.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Referred to the embryo’s troublesome tendency to anaemia, to the massive doses of hog’s stomach extract and foetal foal’s liver with which, in consequence, it had to be supplied.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • For the runner-up he offered a six-year-old unbroken mare, big with a mule foal.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I jest to Oberon, and make him smile, When I a fat and bean-fed horse beguile, Neighing in likeness of a filly foal; And sometime lurk I in a gossip’s bowl, In very likeness of a roasted crab; And, when she drinks, against her lips I bob, And on her withered dewlap pour the ale.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The low, muttering sounds of his threatening voice were still audible, when the wounded foal, first rearing on its hinder legs, plunged forward to its knees.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • It could never be mentioned that the mare was in foal.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • "Let us go, Sancho, my son," said Don Quixote, "and in guerdon of this news, as unexpected as it is good, I bestow upon thee the best spoil I shall win in the first adventure I may have; or if that does not satisfy thee, I promise thee the foals I shall have this year from my three mares that thou knowest are in foal on our village common."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Gotta mare gonna drop its foal.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • The young mare had dropped her foal early and the colt was too weak to stand up, which was why she was milking.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Or not expect perhaps, not even hope; not even dream since dreams don’t come in pairs, and had I not come twelve miles drawn not by mortal mule but by some chimaera-foal of nightmare’s very self?
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Jody stared stupidly at the wet, panting foal.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • And afterwards when all was over men returned and made a fire there and burned the carcase of the beast; but for Snowmane they dug a grave and set up a stone upon which was carved in the tongues of Gondor and the Mark: Faithful servant yet master’s bane Lightfoot’s foal, swift Snowmane.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • Seabiscuit had been a very late foal, born at the end of May 1933, but in January 1935, half a year short of his actual birthday, he was deemed a two-year-old, officially eligible to race.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Men would become as fond of their wives, during the time of their pregnancy, as they are now of their mares in foal, their cows in calf, or sow when they are ready to farrow; nor offer to beat or kick them (as is too frequent a practice) for fear of a miscarriage.
    Jonathan Swift  --  A Modest Proposal
  • He was deeply moved and went to kiss her, but she backed away like a skittish foal.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • One is a girl and the other one is her baby foal.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • But his mare, Bronty, was about to foal and he’d had to leave her back in Montana.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • She thought she had property rights in the foal, Specklebottom’s blood line being what it was.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • He can keep his bloody foal.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • He was like a newborn foal shadowing his mother, and like a mama horse and her foal they loved to be together.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • The foal, with a short, curly mane, and black as night, like a painted toy, ran after its mother kicking out its soft-boned legs.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Eight as good mares as ever travelled in gears, besides a foal that is worth thirty of the brightest Mexicans that bear the face of the King of Spain.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Know thou, then, each tablet records the name of a foal of the pure blood born to my fathers through the hundreds of years passed; and also the names of sire and dam.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • What I’ll see is a picture of a mother horse with a foal; or I think of "Herbie, the Love Bug"; scenes from the movie Love Story; or the Beatles song "Love, love, all you need is love …" When I was a child, my parents taught me the difference between good and bad behavior by showing me specific examples.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Night, Erebus, and Chaos she proclaims, And threefold Hecate, with her hundred names, And three Dianas: next, she sprinkles round With feign’d Avernian drops the hallow’d ground; Culls hoary simples, found by Phoebe’s light, With brazen sickles reap’d at noon of night; Then mixes baleful juices in the bowl, And cuts the forehead of a newborn foal, Robbing the mother’s love.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • There were acquaintances at other gates who had to move aside and let them pass: at the gate of the Home Close there was half the dairy of cows standing one behind the other, extremely slow to understand that their large bodies might be in the way; at the far gate there was the mare holding her head over the bars, and beside her the liver-coloured foal with its head towards its mother’s flank, apparently still much embarrassed by its own straddling existence.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • He was night’s child and partner, a token of the wonder and the mystery, the other side of man’s dark soul, his nighttime partner, and his nighttime foal, a symbol of those things that pass by darkness and that still remain, of something still and waiting in the night that comes and passes and that will abide, a symbol of man’s evil innocence, and the token of his mystery, a projection of his own unfathomed quality, a friend, a 526 brother, and a mortal enemy, an unknown demon — our…
    Thomas Wolfe  --  The Child by Tiger
  • "The cows will all cast their calves, brother," said Mrs. Waule, in a tone of deep melancholy, "if the railway comes across the Near Close; and I shouldn’t wonder at the mare too, if she was in foal.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The early lilacs became part of this child, And grass and white and red morning-glories, and white and red clover, and the song of the phoebe-bird, And the Third-month lambs and the sow’s pink-faint litter, and the mare’s foal and the cow’s calf, And the noisy brood of the barnyard or by the mire of the pond-side, And the fish suspending themselves so curiously below there, and the beautiful curious liquid, And the water-plants with their graceful flat heads, all became part of him.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • And I was only a little foal when I left so I don’t quite fully understand it myself.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
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