war horse

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war horse

Also, old war horse. A dependable, frequently performed attraction, as in The opera company is doing nothing but old war horses this season, like, Aida and La Bohème. This term originated in the mid-1600s for a military charger that had been through many battles. In the 1800s it began to be used for human veterans, and in the mid-1900s for popular productions, especially of musical works.
See also: horse, war
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SUDDENLY sorry seems to be the easiest word for Blair of Iraq as he spews out apologies, but it's no surprise the old war horse still thinks it was right to invade in 2003.
She's like an old war horse, a horror, feisty" - TV chef Brian Turner on working with Janet Street-Porter on a programme.
She's like an old war horse, a horror, feisty" TV chef Brian Turner on working with Janet Street-Porter on a programme "A lot of people see me as eccentric.
Washington, March 2 ( ANI ): June Squibb, who has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Academy Awards for her role in 'Nebraska', has likened herself to an old war horse.
The Congress, however, is plagued by factionalism with Jena unlikely to get much help from veterans such as former party chief Niranjan Patnaik and old war horse Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra.
This young orchestra gave a vivacious and fresh approach to what can appear to be an old war horse, with fine woodwinds and exciting brass.
Only half a length behind old war horse Borderlescott, he had subsequent Curragh Group Three winner Astrophysical Jet immediately behind.
But the old war horse showed the strength of nerve that has served him well in three previous Ryder Cup campaigns to steady the ship before launching a blistering comeback.
While it's hard at times to get excited by yet another recording of an old war horse, this new recording of La boheme, starring the opera world's current dream team of Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon, is a pleasant surprise Though well shy of being a definitive recording of Puccini's masterpiece, this release is certainly very good, thanks largely to the youthful ardor and abandon ofVillazon's Rodolfo and the detailed and insightful conducting of Bertrand de Billy.
If you can stand another version of that old war horse, Ross turns in a creditable performance.
Johnston also runs the old war horse Bandari, winner of this race in 2004, but he is unsure of whether the seven-year-old is still the same force as in earlier years.
Pig & Whistle Reserves returned to the head of affairs - deposed leaders Bull & Anchor were not in action - thanks to a 10-0 win over Fife Street WMC in which old war horse Wayne Burridge, at the ripe old age of 34, bagged five of the goals with Dave Carmichael adding a hat trick and Paul Egginton a brace.
This old war horse struggles on heavy ground, where the rider's repeated aggressive use of the whip always seems to let him down.
Frank Love is a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and the Old War Horse Lawyers Club.
Newport levelled again when wing David Warwick raced through, Strange converting, but two late tries from wing Jonathan Williams and the old war horse Mark Jones, gave Pooler a great start to their season.