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 Horse-bean.Horse-faced. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Horse-chestnut.
 
If a slip is cut off obliquely close to a joint, it will present a perfect miniature of a horse’s hock and foot, shoe and nails. I have cut off numerous specimens. Probably this has given the name horse to the tree. (See HORSE-VETCH.)   1
 


 Horse-bean.Horse-faced. 

 
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