Stirrup leather

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stirrup leather the strap which attaches a stirrup to the saddle. See Stirrup, 1.
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Usage

In literature:

This position is attained by setting the stirrup-leathers farther back than on the old-fashioned saddle.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
Hook for stirrup-leather, 38, 39.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
Curly was sewing a broken stirrup leather, Blackwell had a quirt in his hand, and from time to time flicked it at the back of his victim.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
If there is a stirrup-leather or sword-scabbard in the garrison, I promise you as sound a beating as you ever yet received.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845." by Various
Later on a stirrup-leather broke.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
Be able to dress a saddle, repair traces, stirrup leathers, etc., and know the various parts of harness.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
My legs felt weak and I held on to the stirrup leather.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
At length, by help of his stirrup leather, he managed to get Charley up behind him.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
Lay hold of my stirrup-leather and trot alongside.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
And along toward the last, he never rode in that direction without slinging his Winchester under the stirrup-leather.
"The King of Arcadia" by Francis Lynde
It seemed that he could almost hear the strain of stirrup leathers and the creak of cavalry-gear; the drum-beat of many hoofs.
"The Tempering" by Charles Neville Buck
He saw the beast coming up the avenue, and a little gorsoon in the saddle with his feet in the stirrup leathers.
"More Celtic Fairy Tales" by Various
Donald's harness, saddle, stirrup-leathers and stock-whip hung on pegs near the back door.
"The Pioneers" by Katharine Susannah Prichard
He had on his leather apron, and held a shoemaker's stirrup in his left hand.
"The Heritage of the Kurts, Volume I (of 2)" by Björstjerne Björnson
Daughter," to the Abbess, "a hold of your stirrup-leather!
"The Abbess Of Vlaye" by Stanley J. Weyman
Must I flog you through the streets with stirrup-leathers?
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
If you cannot change it, ride with a longer stirrup-leather.
"Ladies on Horseback" by Nannie Lambert
His hand that held Judith's foot and the stirrup leather shook with his laughter.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould
The third pommel should be so placed that it will just span the knee when the stirrup-leather is of the right length.
"The American Horsewoman" by Elizabeth Karr
In great haste, Harun's horse was saddled, but in mounting the stirrup-leather broke.
"Fire and Sword in the Sudan" by Rudolf C. Slatin
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In poetry:

I lost my stirrups, I lost my hat,
I was pullin' at leather as blind as a bat
With a phenomenal jump he made a high dive
And set me a-winding up there through the sky.
"The Strawberry Roan" by Curley Fletcher

In news:

Half chaps that you use when riding englich make sense because you are riding with little english stirrups leathers, but when you have big western fenders the half chap won't really be doing much.
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