Bridle wrist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bridle wrist the wrist of the left hand, in which a horseman holds the bridle.
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Usage

In literature:

One ruffian made to seize the bridle of Lord Rippingdale's horse, but my lord's sword severed the fellow's hand at the wrist.
"John Enderby" by Gilbert Parker
Something like a vice gripped the swagman by the leg, and he dropped Norah's wrist and bridle and roared like any bull.
"A Little Bush Maid" by Mary Grant Bruce
He flung himself down across the road, in the dust, his bridle tied to his wrist.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
For some minutes Adam sat with his head in his hand; his elbows on his knees, the bridle still hooked over his wrist.
"Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman" by F. Hopkinson Smith
His lance was gone, and his red sword hung by the sling from his wrist as he managed the bridle.
"Yule Logs" by Various
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In poetry:

Now!--by that twist of the wrist on the bridle,
By that straight line from the heel to the shoulder,
By that curt speech,--nay! nay! no offense, son,--
You are a soldier?
"Jack Of The Tules" by Francis Bret Harte