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pit pony Line breaks: pit pony

Definition of pit pony in English:


British historical
A pony that hauled loads in a coal mine.
Example sentences
  • A young man learns the value of honesty as he befriends a mine pit pony.
  • Though small of stature, Harvey was built like a pit pony and had the rough-hewn features of a Klondiker.
  • When they closed that mine in 1990 the pit ponies were released into a green field on a neighbouring farm.
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