Definition of One-horse

1. Adjective. Small and remote and insignificant. "Passed a series of poky little one-horse towns"

Exact synonyms: Jerkwater, Pokey, Poky
Similar to: Provincial

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Lexicographical Neighbors of One-horse

one-eyed jacks
one-finger salute
one-finger salutes
one-flowered pyrola
one-flowered wintergreen
one-hit wonder
one-horned uterus
one-horse (current term)
one-horse town
one-horse towns
one-hundred-year storm
one-hundred-year storms
one-man band
one-man rule

Literary usage of One-horse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1855)
"Mr. Ashurst will brings in one horse. - Mr. Ralfe Ashton will brings in two hundred and ... Mr. Hodges will bringe in two horses, or one horse and fifty ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
""The testimony Is uncontradicted that 1000 pounds of lint cotton Is the standard rent for a one-horse farm in the community where ..."

3. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"And here came the buggy—overboard went the man, and in "one-horse less time than I can tell it the vehicle was distributed in small fragments along three ..."

4. Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol: Handbook by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1907)
"8 fr., with two horses, 4 pers., 12 fr. ; Кану, with one horse 9 or 11 fr. i Bernina Hauses ... Fee for driver of one horse, half-day 50 c., whole day 1 fr. ..."

5. Publications by Hampshire Record Society, Winchester, Winchester Hampshire Record Society, Queensland Palaeontographical Society (1897)
"... one horse. Hay was issued for 125 horses. Friday, 9 Nov. ... one horse ; the Archdeacon of Winchester, eight horses ; Juliana de Champaigne,9 seven ..."

6. Modern Street Ballads by John Ashton (1888)
"... And blooming as a Peony in buxom May, The toast she long had been of Farringdon Within, And she fill'd the better half of a one horse chay. ..."

7. Modern Street Ballads by John Ashton (1888)
"THE ONE HORSE CHAY. MRS. BUBB was gay and free, fair, fat, and forty three, And blooming as a Peony in buxom May, The toast she long had been of Farringdon ..."

8. The American Cotton Spinner and Managers' and Carders' Guide: A Practical by Robert H. Baird (1851)
"A one-horse-power is calculated to drive at an average speed, 100 throstle spindles, on No. 25 cotton-yarn twist, including the necessary preparations, ..."

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