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Definition a young horse; or giving birth to a young horse
  • I've trained her to ride since she was a foal.
foal = young horse
  • The horse and her foal are across the pasture.
  • foal = young horse
  • 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
  • foal = young horse
  • He was given to me when he was just a foal.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • foal = young horse
  • 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
  • foal = horse to which she'd given birth
  • 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
  • foal = young horse
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I, who called myself a war-horse and boasted of a hundred fights, to be beaten by a little human boy — a child, a mere foal, who had never held a sword nor had any good nurture or example in his life!
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • I was only a foal at the time.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • foal = a young horse
  • For the runner-up he offered a six-year-old unbroken mare, big with a mule foal.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She thought she had property rights in the foal, Specklebottom's blood line being what it was.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • 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
  • Jody stared stupidly at the wet, panting foal.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • 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
  • He was deeply moved and went to kiss her, but she backed away like a skittish foal.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • 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
  • He can keep his bloody foal.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones

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