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Horse-milliner

Properly, one who makes up and supplies decorations for horses. A horse-soldier more fit for the toilet than the battle-field. The expression was first used by Rowley in his Ballads of Charitie, but Sir Walter Scott revived it.

One comes in foreign trashery
Of tinkling chain and spur,
A walking haberdashery
Of feathers, lace, and fur;
In Rowley's antiquated phrase.
Horse milliner of modern days.

Bridal of Triermain, ii. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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