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 for thoroughbred
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thoroughbred \Thor"ough*bred`\, a.
     Bred from the best blood through a long line; pure-blooded;
     -- said of stock, as horses. Hence, having the
     characteristics of such breeding; mettlesome; courageous; of
     elegant form, or the like. -- n. A thoroughbred animal,
     especially a horse.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred
             animal [syn: pedigree(a), pedigreed, pureblood,
             pureblooded, thoroughbred]
      n 1: a well-bred person
      2: a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross
         between Arabian stallions and English mares
      3: a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of
         horses [syn: thoroughbred, purebred, pureblood]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "thoroughbred":
     American trotter, Appaloosa, Arabian, Barb, Barbary horse, Belgian,
     Brahman, Cleveland Bay, French coach horse, Galloway, Hambletonian,
     Shetland, Shetland pony, Shire, Suffolk, Turk, archduke,
     aristocrat, armiger, baron, baronet, blue blood, blue-blooded,
     count, daimio, duke, earl, esquire, full-blooded, genet, gentleman,
     grand duke, grandee, hidalgo, highborn, highbred, jennet,
     lace-curtain, laird, landgrave, lord, lordling, magnate, magnifico,
     margrave, marquis, noble, nobleman, of good breed, optimate,
     palomino, palsgrave, patrician, pedigree, pedigreed, peer,
     pur sang, pure-blooded, purebred, quarter horse, saddle horse,
     seigneur, seignior, silk-stocking, squire, swell, upper-cruster,
     viscount, waldgrave, well-bred, wellborn

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