Horse-Shoe

A horse-shoe is a shoe for horses, consisting commonly of a narrow plate of iron or steel bent into a form somewhat resembling the letter U, so as to accommodate itself to the shape of the horse's foot. Horse-shoes do not appear to have been known to the ancients. Xenophon, Vegetius, and others mention various processes for hardening the hoofs so a...
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