croup

Part of speech: noun

A membranous disease of the throat.

Part of speech: noun

The rump of a horse. croupe.

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Usage examples "croup":

  1. The mind of Willy Croup was a very small one and had room in it for but one idea at a time. - "Mrs. Cliff's Yacht", Frank R. Stockton.
  2. I looked at the lyre- shaped horns of the bucks, and above all, at the singular flaps on their croup, that unfolded each time that they leaped up, displaying a profusion of long silky hair, as white as snow itself. - "Popular Adventure Tales", Mayne Reid.
  3. " I'd like to see him," said Sancho; " but to fancy I'm going to mount him, either in the saddle or on the croup, is to ask pears of the elm tree. - "The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.