(g hard). A horse less than fifteen hands high, of the
breed which originally came from Galloway in Scotland.
“Thrust him downstairs! Know we not Galloway nags?” —Shakespeare: 2 Henry IV., ii. 4.
“The knights and esquires are well mounted on large bay horses, the
common people on little Galloways.” —S. Lanier: Boy's Froissart, book i. chap. xiv. p. 25.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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