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Houyhnhnms

(whinhims). 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.)

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.

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