Entreaty

Entreaty was a black New Zealand breeding mare. She bred eleven horses, one of which was the legendary Phar Lap. Entreaty's first foal, Fortune's Wheel, a filly by Night Raid, showed no potential as a racehorse. After Phar Lap's success Fortune's Wheel was put back to work again but failed to make the grade. Entreaty had ten more foals after Phar Lap but none possessed anything like Phar Lap's extraordinary ability. Entreaty died in 1943.


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  • Entreaty — En*treat y, n.; pl. {Entreaties}. 1. Treatment; reception; entertainment. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation. [1913 Webster] Fair entreaty, and sweet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entreaty — I noun adjuration, appeal, beseechment, call, cry, earnest request, impetration, imploration, importunity, invocation, obsecratio, obsecration, obtestatio, petition, plea, prayer, preces, request, solicitation, suit, supplication II index …   Law dictionary

  • entreaty — mid 15c., treatment, negotiation; see ENTREAT (Cf. entreat) + Y (Cf. y) (1). Meaning earnest request is from 1570s. Related: Entreaties …   Etymology dictionary

  • entreaty — [n] plea appeal, application, imploration, imprecation, petition, prayer, request, suit, supplication; concepts 318,662 Ant. answer, command, demand …   New thesaurus

  • entreaty — ► NOUN (pl. entreaties) ▪ an earnest or humble request …   English terms dictionary

  • entreaty — [en trēt′ē, intrēt′ē] n. pl. entreaties [ME entrete: see ENTREAT] an earnest request; supplication; prayer …   English World dictionary

  • entreaty — UK [ɪnˈtriːtɪ] / US [ɪnˈtrɪtɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms entreaty : singular entreaty plural entreaties formal a strong serious request that you make to someone about something that is worrying you …   English dictionary

  • entreaty — noun a) The act of entreating or beseeching; urgent prayer; earnest petition; pressing solicitation. We need an entreaty to stop the hostilities. b) A treatment; reception; entertainment …   Wiktionary

  • entreaty — [[t]ɪntri͟ːti[/t]] entreaties N VAR: oft N to n An entreaty is a very polite, serious request. [FORMAL] The FA has resisted all entreaties to pledge its support to the campaign …   English dictionary

  • entreaty — noun (plural treaties) Date: 15th century an act of entreating ; plea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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