Wind-sucking
Wind-sucking Wind"-suck`ing, n. (Far.) A vicious habit of a horse, consisting in the swallowing of air; -- usually associated with crib-biting, or cribbing. See {Cribbing}, 4. [1913 Webster]

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  • wind-sucking — [wind′suk΄iŋ] n. the habit that some horses have of swallowing air, as in crib biting wind sucker n …   English World dictionary

  • wind sucking — n a vice of horses that is related to and often associated with cribbing and that is characterized by repeated swallowing of air …   Medical dictionary

  • wind sucking — noun Etymology: wind (I) + sucking, gerund of suck : a bad habit of horses which is related to, often associated with, and similar in effect to crib biting and in which an affected animal presses the nose against or grasps with the teeth the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind-sucking — /wind suk ing/, n. Vet. Pathol. cribbing (def. 1). [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • wind-sucking — /wind suk ing/, n. Vet. Pathol. cribbing (def. 1). [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind-sucking — /ˈwɪnd sʌkɪŋ/ (say wind suking), /ˈwɪn / (say win ) adjective → cribbing (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wind-sucker — Wind suck er, n. 1. (Far.) A horse given to wind sucking Law. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The kestrel. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wind´suck´ing — wind sucking «wihnd», a drawing in and swallowing of air, as in a horse that crib bites. –wind´suck´ing, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind-suck|er — «WIHND SUHK uhr», noun. a horse given to crib biting and wind sucking; crib biter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Land wind — Land Land, n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ] 1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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