Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Word of the day: courser

The word of the day is courser:

  1. a swift horse.

large, powerful horse," c.1300, from O.Fr. corsier, from V.L. *cursarius, from L. cursus (see course).


"'Where was the coach, in the name of gracious?' asked my sister.
"'In Miss Havisham's room.'  They stared again.  'But there weren't any horses to it.'  I added this saving clause, in the moment of rejecting four richly caparisoned coursers which I had had wild thoughts of harnessing."

 - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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