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Bayard, horse, in chivalric romance
Bayard (bāˈərd), Ital. Baiardo (bäyärˈdō), in chivalric romance, a bay horse, remarkable for his spirit and for his unique ability to fit his size to his rider. He appears in the 12th-century French epic Renaud de Montauban and in later tales of Roland by Boiardo, Ariosto, and Tasso.
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swiftest horse in the world. [Medieval and Renaissance Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 86]
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