jade

Part of speech: verb

To weary, or become weary, by hard service.

Part of speech: noun

An old worn out horse; a worthless person; hussy.

Part of speech: noun

A hard, tough, greenish silicate used for making ornaments, etc.

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Usage examples "jade":

  1. Now, when she was about to mount her horse Falada again, the Waiting- woman said, 'By rights, Falada belongs to me; this jade will do for you! - "Snowdrop and Other Tales", Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm.
  2. Fortune favored us not, it seems; but mayhap that fickle jade will smile on our further contrivings. - "Cedric, the Forester", Bernard Gay Marshall.
  3. I then hired a horse and a guide, and proceeded with Tom Rockets only as my companion, mounted on rather a sorry jade, towards Hampton. - "Hurricane Hurry", W.H.G. Kingston.