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harness

verb control, command, constraint, curb, dominate, get one's hands around, get the entire piccure on, govern, guide, handle, instruct, lead, limit, manage, operate, overlook, oversee, pilot, rule, superintend, supervise
Associated concepts: harness and control energy, seat belt harness laws
See also: confine, constrain, control, curb, discipline, handcuff, imprison, inhibit, join, restrain, subdue
References in classic literature ?
But this wasn't harness or anything that jingled," said the young mule.
Then the black second dog, who had been the leader in the old days, suddenly gave tongue on an imaginary reindeer-track, and when they slipped him from the pitu he flew at the throat of an ice-cliff, and ran away as his leader had done, his harness on his back.
If the youth returned wearing the harness and the sword, I would know that Carthoris had received my note and that he knew that I still lived.
He had been standing a little behind his companion, Lakor, during our parley, and now, ere he could engage me, the older man grasped his harness and drew him back.
This done, the warrior assisted his master to replace the handsome jewelled metal of his harness with the plainer ornaments of an ordinary fighting man of Helium, and with the insignia of the same house that appeared upon the bow of the flier.
Now, however, you see me for the first time precisely as my Martian fellows see me--you see the very short-sword that has tasted the blood of many a savage foeman; the harness with the devices of Helium and the insignia of my rank; the pistol that was presented to me by Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark.
Now, having heard his master's order to harness, he went as usual cheerfully and willingly to the shed, stepping briskly and easily on his rather turned-in feet; took down from a nail the heavy tasselled leather bridle, and jingling the rings of the bit went to the closed stable where the horse he was to harness was standing by himself.
White Fang had seen the camp-dogs toiling in the harness, so that he did not resent overmuch the first placing of the harness upon himself.
They try to eat their harness, which is of leather and walrus-hide, and I must fight them off with a club and hang all the harness in a tree.
It was a harness, such as he had seen the grooms put on the horses at home.
Not that I on that account upbraid them: but serving ones do they remain, and harnessed ones, even though they glitter in golden harness.
Or, that she might harness the proprieties to the carriage of some rich young heiress or widow, and become at once the driver and guard of such vehicle through the social mazes.