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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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War Horse has been seen in 97 cities in 11 countries, including productions on Broadway, in Toronto and Berlin, with touring productions in the UK and Ireland, North America, the Netherlands, Belgium and China.
The gravestone of Blackie the war horse, in Halewood, which has been given listed status Picture: ALUN BULL
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Emma, who has only been baking cakes for the past six years, was awarded Cake Artist of the Year by Cake Masters magazine and received a special message from War Horse author Michael Morpurgo.
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The project was named after the children s book, now a successful stage play and film, War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo, which follows the story of Joey, a horse dragged into the First World War, and his owner and friend Albert who follows him to the battlefields of France.
The War Years Remembered curator David McCallion said: "The war horse display is the only one of its kind in Ireland.
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War Horse, the National Theatre smash hit show, has officially sold out its 31-performance run at Edinburgh's Festival Theatre.
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