Definition of Post horse

1. Noun. A horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers.

Exact synonyms: Post-horse, Poster
Generic synonyms: Equus Caballus, Horse



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Post Horse

post card
post chaise
post count
post doc
post exchange
post festum
post game
post games
post haste
post hoc
post hoc ergo propter hoc
post hocs
post hole
post horn
post horns
post horse (current term)
post meridiem
post mold
post mortem
post mortems
post note
post notes
post oak
post oak bluff
post oak bluffs
post office
post offices
post road
post romantic
post script

Literary usage of Post horse

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

1. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1826)
"[The sense of the word "travelling," as used in the post-horse acts, must be limited to ... [A declaration in a penal action on the post-horse act, 27 Geo. ..."

2. The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer by Richard Burn, Joseph Chitty, Thomas Chitty (1837)
"107 ; 7 Moore, 441, SC) A. coach licensed under a local act, to be used as a stage, is not protected by such licence from the post-horse duties if hired ..."

3. The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies by Antonio de Alcedo, George Alexander Thompson (1814)
"... besides, hay and corn are much cheaper here than in England, and there is no post-horse (Ray. In the course of the journey to Montreal you are now and ..."

4. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"... In an action for penalties under the Post-horse Act, proof that the Special defendant had previously accounted with the plaintiff as farmer-general, ..."

5. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"A learned anti- It might be said to be as dangerous to ' quary, of the name of Loisel, has refuted be a post-horse as to be a member of the ; this narrative ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common Pleas and by Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, John Bayly Moore, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1824)
"... brought by a farmer 1822. of the post-horse duties, to recover certain duties from DOWSE the defendant, in respect of two horses let by the latter on ..."

7. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Charles Petersdorff, Elisha Hammond (1831)
"And we understood that the horses carrying the mail were never deemed liable to the post-horse duly. 5. WELLSFORD v. TODD. TT lf.07. KB 5 East, 580. ..."

8. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law by Great Britain Bail Court (1871)
"12, will be found to come within the range of liability to the post-horse Juty. In the first mentioned act, a duty of three half-pence is imposed for every ..."

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