Winkle pulled at the bridle
of the tall horse till he was black in the face; and having at length succeeded in stopping him, dismounted, handed the whip to Mr.
First, a stiff heavy collar just on my neck, and a bridle
with great side-pieces against my eyes called blinkers, and blinkers indeed they were, for I could not see on either side, but only straight in front of me; next, there was a small saddle with a nasty stiff strap that went right under my tail; that was the crupper.
I wish sometimes that I could bridle
Minnie's," murmured Rebecca, as she went to set the table for supper.
I put down my muff on the stile, and went up to the tall steed; I endeavoured to catch the bridle
, but it was a spirited thing, and would not let me come near its head; I made effort on effort, though in vain: meantime, I was mortally afraid of its trampling fore-feet.
Don Quixote was mightily provoked by this answer, and seizing the mule by the bridle
he said, "Halt, and be more mannerly, and render an account of what I have asked of you; else, take my defiance to combat, all of you.
Take you his bridle
and let us do honor to the guest who has come to feast with us.
It required only one glance to assure him that these were the equipages he was in search of; he therefore turned his bridle
, and rode back to the king.
Quasimodo, far from releasing the bridle
, prepared to force him to retrace his steps.
Take thou his bridle
, Little John, for he has honored us today by coming to feast with us.
Let me water you first,' he went on, speaking to the horse just as to someone who understood the words he was using, and having whisked the dusty, grooved back of the well-fed young stallion with the skirt of his coat, he put a bridle
on his handsome head, straightened his ears and forelock, and having taken off his halter led him out to water.
It is easy for the guide to let his bridle
be--he is accustomed to place himself in that helpless position under stress of circumstances, and he knows exactly what his pony can do.
As soon as the horse touched the bottom on the other side, the man pulled himself on, and was firmly seated, bridle
in hand, before the horse gained the bank.