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RIDING, Eng. law. An ascertained district, part of a county. This term has the same meaning in Yorkshire which division has in Lincolnshire. 4 T. R. 459.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Not I!" Somerfield answered, gorgeous in pink coat and riding breeches.
"Perhaps I am not that according to your point of view, but when it comes to a question or riding, why, that is easy enough."
But the following Sunday found him on a horse himself, across the bay and riding through the Piedmont hills.
A large horse for a riding animal, he was none too large for a big man like Daylight.
Behind Prince Bagration rode an officer of the suite, the prince's personal adjutant, Zherkov, an orderly officer, the staff officer on duty, riding a fine bobtailed horse, and a civilian- an accountant who had asked permission to be present at the battle out of curiosity.
and a Cossack, riding a little to their right and behind the accountant, crashed to earth with his horse.
"Frou-Frou's more nervous; he's stronger," said Vronsky, smiling at the compliment to his riding.
"In a steeplechase it all depends on riding and on pluck," said the Englishman.
Grant's meadow she immediately saw the group--Edmund and Miss Crawford both on horse-back, riding side by side, Dr.
"It is a pleasure to see a lady with such a good heart for riding!" said he.
His nag gone lame in riding out here this blessed afternoon, and comfortably littered down in our stable at this minute; and he giving up a good hot supper and our best bed, because Miss Haredale has gone to a masquerade up in town, and he has set his heart upon seeing her!
There was now riding off in all directions to the doctor's, to the farrier's, and no doubt to Squire Gordon's, to let him know about his son.