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see Standardbred horseStandardbred horse
or trotter,
American breed of light horse developed especially for harness, or sulky, racing. Of Thoroughbred ancestry, it is similar in appearance to a thoroughbred but has shorter legs.
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a horse whose principal gait is the trot. Special trotting breeds of horses have been developed, including the American, Orlov, and Russian trotters. Trotters may be used as light harness horses in agriculture, but their primary use is in harness racing and equestrian sports.

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1. a person or animal that trots, esp a horse that is specially trained to trot fast
2. the foot of certain animals, esp of pigs
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He said: "Trotter's is a classic case of marketing and branding displacing truth."
Trying to disguise his appearance by removing his hi-vis jacket and William Trotter cycling back, Trotter then crawled back inside and attempted to clean up the mess.
Trotter, a Schaumburg senior guard, crashed to the court midway though the first quarter after being fouled on a drive to the basket.
A portion of the proceeds from cookbook sales will be donated to The Trotter Project, which works to help inspire and develop the next great generation of culinary professionals.
In his letter, Ligon explained that a folder containing items on the Trotter murder were found in Shore's cell this July.
"Now you have this new chap Mr Trotter who has this very obvious fence, which is all metal and barbed wire, which is revolting."
Newcastle Crown Court heard Trotter, who was high on drink and drugs and hid his face, entered the shop armed with a children's toy gun, while Stafford, who was wearing an Iron Man mask, acted as lookout.
Town announced yesterday that boss Trotter and his assistant Richard Farrell hd resigned with immediate effect due to the Northern League Division Two club's ongoing lack of a playing budget.
United Airlines and The Trotter Project said they are joining together to boost travelers' in-flight dining experience, with alumni chefs of Charlie Trotter's legendary Chicago restaurant and their culinary peers working with the airline to design new premium-cabin and United Economy meals.