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Brumby vs Waller - What's the difference?

brumby | waller |

As a noun brumby

is (australia) a wild or feral horse.

As a proper noun waller is





  • (Australia) A wild or feral horse.
  • * 1967 , December 22, , page 69,
  • He captures brumbies , the wild horses of the outback, running them down on motorcycles and shipping them to the city where they are butchered for pet food.
  • * 1976 , Tom Lee McKnight, Friendly Vermin: A Survey of Feral Livestock in Australia , page 17,
  • If the latter situation prevails, brumbies can be developed into valuable stockhorses, either for use on the local property or for sale in other areas.
    Whatever the condition of a captured brumby , there is always the potential of selling it for pet food, fish bait, or even for human consumption.
  • * 1988 , Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked ,
  • Harry Farquharson said there were two or three springs and that the horses were “bloody wild”. He said there were probably about 300 and they were good horses, a long way above the average brumby .

    See also

    * mustang



    Etymology 1

    wall + -er


    (en noun)
  • One who builds walls.
  • Etymology 2

    From wallow'' or wallower .


    (en noun)
  • The place where animals make their bed.
  • The wels catfish.
  • Derived terms
    * hog waller, hogwaller


    (en verb)
  • References

    * * ' waller, ''Cassell's Dictionary of Slang , by Jonathon Green, 2nd edition, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.: 2005, ISBN 0304366366. * ' waller', Gratitude for Shoes: Growing Up Poor in the Smokies , by Cleo Hicks Williams, iUniverse, 2005 ISBN 0595356826