Author Topic: My Kingdom for a (White) Horse  (Read 564 times)

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Re: My Kingdom for a (White) Horse
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 07:34:17 »
I've always heard 'dark horse' used to mean 'someone or something who comes from behind to win or succeed unexpectedly'*. Perhaps this is a UK/US usage difference!  8-)


*Rumors that a new law has been passed to change it to 'Trump horse' are false and should be ignored.  ;D

A " dark horse" would come from behind to win or succeed unexpectedly, for example, because the "dark horse" has been hiding something "up his sleeve". 
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Re: My Kingdom for a (White) Horse
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 17:14:18 »
But...horses only wear armless tops.  ???
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Re: My Kingdom for a (White) Horse
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 17:32:44 »
But...horses only wear armless tops.  ???

Ah, yes, but here the "dark horse" is not a horse horse but a person.
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Re: My Kingdom for a (White) Horse
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 17:48:16 »
Are you saying black people have big sleeves?  :o
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Re: My Kingdom for a (White) Horse
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 17:49:45 »
But...horses only wear armless tops.  ???
Horses only have legs so they'd have to be legless tops.

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Re: My Kingdom for a (White) Horse
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2018, 23:25:43 »
"Legless" means something else completely!

Meanwhile, back on topic...

Looking again at your white knight, Hadoque, I see you used a Swan Knight caparison and head cover with the printing cleaned off, which looks great. Those color caparisons from 3624 are quite hard to find but your one looks even better!
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