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Galloway

(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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