The eating of horsemeat.

In Berlin, as in Paris, hippophagy appears to be on the increase. At the present time as many as twenty horses a day are cut up for food.

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  • Hippophagy — Hip*poph a*gy, n. [Cf. F. hippophagie.] The act or practice of feeding on horseflesh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hippophagy — 1828, from HIPPO (Cf. hippo ) + phagy (see PHAGOUS (Cf. phagous)). Related: Hippophagous …   Etymology dictionary

  • hippophagy — hippophagous /hi pof euh geuhs/, adj. /hi pof euh jee/, n. the practice of eating horseflesh. Also, hippophagism. [1820 30; HIPPO + PHAGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hippophagy — feeding on horses Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hippophagy — hip·poph·a·gy …   English syllables

  • hippophagy —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷fəjē noun ( es) Etymology: hipp + phagy : the act or practice of eating horseflesh …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hippophagie — Boucherie chevaline à Pézenas, dans le Languedoc. L hippophagie est une pratique alimentaire consistant à consommer de la viande de cheval. Connue depuis la préhistoire et pratiquée par de nombreux peuples eurasiatiques durant l Antiquité, à l …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Horse worship — is a pagan practice that may be demonstrated in Europe in the Iron Age, and perhaps in the Bronze Age. The horse may be seen as divine, or may be seen as a sacred animal associated with a particular deity, or a totem animal impersonating the king …   Wikipedia

  • Food — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Eating. < N PARAG:Food >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 eating eating &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 deglutition deglutition gulp epulation mastication manducation rumination Sgm: N 1 hippophagy hippophagy …   English dictionary for students

  • Hippophagism — Hip*poph a*gism, n. Hippophagy. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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