horseshoes


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Synonyms for horseshoes

a game in which iron rings (or open iron rings) are thrown at a stake in the ground in the hope of encircling it

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She, I suppose, will think it a genteeler business to tinker up a lady's watch than to forge a horseshoe or make a gridiron.
The valley ran from the horseshoe, land- locked bay to the tops of the dizzy, cloud-capped peaks and contained perhaps ten thousand acres.
He unwound the string, opened the parcel, and took out a bit of metal shaped like a horseshoe.
None," says I to him, "except that as one horseshoe resembles another so are ye the picture of good luck as predicted by the hand of me friend.
In this bag I have one of the boots which Straker wore, one of Fitzroy Simpson's shoes, and a cast horseshoe of Silver Blaze.
But I should like to take a little walk over the moor before it grows dark, that I may know my ground to-morrow, and I think that I shall put this horseshoe into my pocket for luck.
Barkis must have purchased to present to me when I was a child, and afterwards found himself unable to part with; eighty-seven guineas and a half, in guineas and half-guineas; two hundred and ten pounds, in perfectly clean Bank notes; certain receipts for Bank of England stock; an old horseshoe, a bad shilling, a piece of camphor, and an oyster-shell.
It was like striking out a horseshoe complete, in a single blow.
I read that every known superstition in the world is gathered into the horseshoe of the Carpathians, as if it were the centre of some sort of imaginative whirlpool; if so my stay may be very interesting.
In the various smaller holes he carried such things as empty rifle cartridges, horseshoe nails, copper screws, pieces of string, braids of sennit, strips of green leaf, and, in the cool of the day, scarlet hibiscus flowers.
Contract awarded for Acquisition Of Nails Horseshoes And Shoeing
Todd Callan, HomCo's chief operating officer, got the idea for the event by socializing with other industry professionals and noticing that playing horseshoes allowed for more and better interaction than company golf outings.
In the process, the company became the largest manufacturer of pitching horseshoes in the world.
The Romans had a custom of nailing horseshoes into cottage walls as an antidote against the plague.
A GAME that involved throwing horseshoes turned to tragedy when a 21-year-old fell from a pylon after being electrocuted with 11,000 volts.