One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A horse of a light thickset breed developed in New England.
- ‘Those Morgans of the Brekke's can run like race horses.’
- ‘‘I got the Morgans,’ panted Tak, ‘they're coming now.’’
- ‘Lighter breeds such as Arabians and Morgans will weigh about 1,000 pounds.’
Mid 19th century: named after Justin Morgan (1747–98), American teacher and owner of the original sire of the breed.
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