Raja Yoga Messenger; An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to the Higher Education of Youth Volume 15-16

Raja Yoga Messenger; An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to the Higher Education of Youth Volume 15-16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...as Fred carried out a warm pan of milk to feed it, no doubt that all three were glad that the sound of a gun had not ended that homelike plaintive cry of the little red calf. Cousin Edytha EXCURSIONS IN DICTIONARY-LAND III "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse."--Shakespeare N last month's excursion it was said that the 'gale' at the end of nightingale has nothing to do with the wind. But though not derived from 'gale, ' meaning wind, it certainly is related: because it comes from the old root gat, which signifies singing or making some kind of a noise. We have all heard the wind moaning and whistling around the chimney-pots; and when it blows so strongly as to 'sing, ' it is called a 'gale.' We have so little to do with zebras that one word suffices to describe the males, the females, and their young, whereas horses have been friends with us for so long that we have invented a great many names for them. We call fathers and mothers of horses stallions and mares; young horses are known as colts or foals, while their sisters are called fillies. We have, in fact, at least eighteen different names for the horse, and the number might easily be doubled by a little search. Here are some of them: palfrey steed, nag, charger, hobby-horse, tat, mount, courser, hack, destrier, hunter, stallion, pad, roadster, and cob. 'Palfrey' has been shortened from paraveredus, a Latin word which meant an extra courier's horse or post-horse, but later on it was used to describe a horse suited for a lady to ride. A 'steed' is a spirited horse, and comes from an old English word stod, a collection of horses for racing or other purposes. We still speak of a stud of race-horses, and horse-fanciers always keep a stud-book where their horses are all...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853636
  • 9781236853639