unsound horse

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  • I do not here enter on the etymological question, why an unsound horse is called a screw. Cited from The Recreations of A Country Parson, A. K. H. Boyd
  • And as there are things which with the unsound horse you dare not venture on at all, so with the fallen mind. Cited from The Recreations of A Country Parson, A. K. H. Boyd
  • Possibly the phrase set out at length originally ran, that an unsound horse was an animal in whose constitution there was a screw loose. Cited from The Recreations of A Country Parson, A. K. H. Boyd
  • It is the existence of something wrong in these matters which constitutes the unsound horse, or screw. Cited from The Recreations of A Country Parson, A. K. H. Boyd
  • The showy, unsound horse can go well perhaps, but it must be shod with leather, otherwise it would be dead-lame in a mile. Cited from The Recreations of A Country Parson, A. K. H. Boyd
  • But as you carefully drive an unsound horse, walking him at first starting, not trotting him down hill, making play at parts of the road which suit him; so you must manage many men, or they will break down or bolt out of the path. Cited from The Recreations of A Country Parson, A. K. H. Boyd
  • And the crime for which Nuncomar was about to die was regarded by them in much the same light in which the selling of an unsound horse, for a sound price, is regarded by a Yorkshire jockey. Cited from Critical and Historical Essays, by Macaulay V1