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foal
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
a young horse; or giving birth to a young horse
  • 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.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (14% in)
  • But I had no time to pursue these reflections; for the gray horse came to the door, and made me a sign to follow him into the third room where I saw a very comely mare, together with a colt and foal, sitting on their haunches upon mats of straw, not unartfully made, and perfectly neat and clean.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (11% in)
  • He was pleased to direct his own mare, his colt, and foal, and the servants of the family, to take all opportunities of instructing me; and every day, for two or three hours, he was at the same pains himself.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (19% in)
  • They have no fondness for their colts or foals, but the care they take in educating them proceeds entirely from the dictates of reason.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (62% in)

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