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Denisov was angry with the Cossack because the saddle girths were too slack, reproved him, and mounted.
Discovering that his martingale had more slack in it than usual, he proceeded to give an exhibition of rearing and hind-leg walking.
At the end of half an hour of goodness, Daylight, lured into confidence, was riding along at a walk and rolling a cigarette, with slack knees and relaxed seat, the reins lying on the animal's neck.
The half-open hand closed in a firm grip that gathered in the slack of the skin of one side of Jerry's head and jowl.
While waiting for slack water, in which to lift their heavy nets from the bed of the bay, the Chinese had all gone to sleep below.
A HUNTER who had lassoed a Bear was trying to disengage himself from the rope, but the slip-knot about his wrist would not yield, for the Bear was all the time pulling in the slack with his paws.
Then we would slack sheets, and on the first of the flood run down the bay to the Asparagus Islands, where we would anchor miles off shore.
When they reached Fifty-ninth street Jerry's head was bobbing and his reins were slack.
Hans paid out the rope, permitting no slack, while Pete kept it clear of coils.
Then the sheet gave with greater ease, and Wolf Larsen was beside me, heaving in alone while I was busied taking up the slack.
All the mothers could (and did) dance, upon the slack wire and the tight-rope, and perform rapid acts on bare-backed steeds; none of them were at all particular in respect of showing their legs; and one of them, alone in a Greek chariot, drove six in hand into every town they came to.
The girl rowed, pulling a pair of sculls very easily; the man, with the rudder-lines slack in his hands, and his hands loose in his waistband, kept an eager look out.