trial horse
noun Date: 1901 one set up as an opponent for a champion in trial competitions or workouts

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  • Trial of Joan of Arc — The Trial of Joan of Arc, which took place before an English backed church court in Rouen, France in the first half of the year 1431 was, by general consensus, one of the most significant and moving trials ever conducted in human history. It… …   Wikipedia

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