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thoroughbred

n. an underworld person who is trustworthy and loyal to the underworld. (Underworld.) Bart is an A-1 thoroughbred.
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No thoroughbred was anything but single-faced and single-mannered.
To cap it all, the last night on board, Michael lost his thoroughbred temper with this man who had no temper.
Had he been more than a normal thoroughbred dog, he would have continued to assail his impregnable enemy until he burst his heart or fell in a fit.
Bloomfield; and, doubtless, he was one of those genuine thoroughbred gentry my mother spoke of, who would treat his governess with due consideration as a respectable well-educated lady, the instructor and guide of his children, and not a mere upper servant.
She said that it was only the thoroughbred gentleman who could wear the Court suit with advantage: it was only your men of ancient race whom the culotte courte became.
All laughed to see Don Fernando going from one to another collecting the votes, and whispering to them to give him their private opinion whether the treasure over which there had been so much fighting was a pack-saddle or a caparison; but after he had taken the votes of those who knew Don Quixote, he said aloud, "The fact is, my good fellow, that I am tired collecting such a number of opinions, for I find that there is not one of whom I ask what I desire to know, who does not tell me that it is absurd to say that this is the pack-saddle of an ass, and not the caparison of a horse, nay, of a thoroughbred horse; so you must submit, for, in spite of you and your ass, this is a caparison and no pack-saddle, and you have stated and proved your case very badly.
His brother, however, unwilling to part with him so soon, proposes to ride with him in a light open carriage to the place where he will bait for the night, and there remain with him until morning, a servant riding for so much of the journey on the thoroughbred old grey from Chesney Wold.
Thus they leap over obstacles that would slow up a human being, and upon the level attain a speed that would make a thoroughbred look to his laurels.
There's a lot more information and ser vices available to thoroughbred breeders to help them make better and more informed decisions about breeding and racing thoroughbreds.
All of these disparate characters come together in the stretch of the Great Depression to turn Seabiscuit into the West's contender against snobby East Coast Thoroughbreds.
Over $1 billion in thoroughbreds were sold last year at public auctions.
A total of 76 horses and ponies took part and, with one ring dedicated to thoroughbreds, it gave the chance not just for Newmarket-based thoroughbreds to compete against each other in the show ring but also representatives from five other counties.
This isn't even one of those horse races for older thoroughbreds running at familiar distances against the same old opponents.
The TRC is proud of its success in finding permanent and foster homes for thoroughbreds after they have been injured and/or finished their racing career.
THE Racing Post has given much coverage to the plight of lower-rated thoroughbreds, with fewer opportunities for them likely in 2009 due to BHA initiatives.