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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Houyhnhnms (whin’hims).
 
A race of horses endowed with reason, who bear rule over a race of men. Gulliver, in his Travels, tells us what he “saw” among them. (Swift.)   1
       
“Nay, would kind Jove my organ so dispose
To hymn harmonious Houyhnhnms through the nose,
I’d call thee Houhnhnm, that high-sounding name;
Thy children’s noses all should twang the same.”
       
Pope.
 


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