pale rider

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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, an 1887 painting by Victor Vasnetsov. The Lamb is visible at the top.

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A reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as the rider of a pale horse is Death.

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pale rider (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) "The Pale Rider"; another name for Death, "The Grim Reaper", "the angel of death"; and one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

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