horse cock

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horse cock (countable and uncountable, plural horse cocks)

  1. (countable, vulgar, slang) A very large penis.
    • 1962, Henry Miller, Sexus, Grove Press (1987), ISBN 0802151809, page 184:
      Well, if anybody had a big cock it was Bill Woodruff. It was a veritable horse cock.
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  2. (uncountable, slang, chiefly military) Sausage such as baloney or salami.
    • 2004, Lewis M. Andrews, Tempest, Fire & Foe: Destroyer Escorts in World War II and the Men Who Manned Them, Trafford Publishing (2004), ISBN 1412021588, page 50:
      [] Those who served on the Mediterranean convoys may remember that we had to carry food for the round trip, and the last 1000-2000 miles were a steady diet of baloney. We felt "horse cock" was good enough for prisoners too, especially those who ordered "Fire!" on our ships.
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  3. (uncountable, slang) Nonsense, bullshit.
    • 1925, Ernest Hemingway, letter to Harold Loeb dated 5 January 1925, quoted in Kenneth Schuyler Lynn, Hemingway, Harvard University Press (1995; first published 1987), ISBN 0674387325, page 266:
      Don said it was all horse cock except they didn't want to lead off with a book of short stories no matter whether good or not.
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