horse pistol

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horse pistol a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
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Usage

In literature:

My horse ran full into another horse, and he and his rider went down just as I used my pistol.
"A Little Union Scout" by Joel Chandler Harris
He calmly drew the pistol and pulled his horse down in the midst of them.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
As my horse crashed into him I struck at his pate with my pistol.
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
Suddenly his horse shied and at the same instant a pistol shot rang out.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
At the same time, a pistol ball crashed through his charger's brain and the horse went down, Moore's leg under him.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Scrupulously simultaneous, they arose, found their pistols, and mounted their horses.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
If not we must trust to our horses and our pistols to keep the Cossacks at a distance till you can help us.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
Have you your horse-pistol with you to-day, surveyor?
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
It was with difficulty I urged my horse sufficiently near, when, taking aim, to my chagrin, both pistols missed fire.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
Pistol, horse fed at discharge of, 478.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
For a time all was in the most perilous confusion, Pike and I having to mount our horses to save the very pistols in our holsters.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
I tried to shoot him, but the ball from my pistol missed him and struck his horse.
"Civil War Experiences" by Henry Coddington Meyer
Isaac shall carry horse-pistols on his saddle, and the sergeant shall have a great wallet of provisions.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
He held a pistol in each hand and with his knees alone guided his horse in its furious chase.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
The horse thief had the butt of a heavy pistol raised threateningly.
"Three Young Ranchmen" by Ralph Bonehill
That old horse-pistol wouldn't inspire Herr Stephanopulos with any great respect.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
The midnight marauder merely took his pistols from his pockets, placed them in the saddle-bags and got quietly upon the horse.
"The Nightrider's Feud" by Walter C. McConnell
Suddenly his horse was grasped by the bridle, the rider raised his head, and the traveller stood before him, holding a pistol to his breast.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
There were prints of race-horses on the walls, hunting-crops, pistols, and military accoutrements.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
I confess that I did shoe his horse; but what is an old man to do against robbers armed with sticks and pistols?
"The Village Notary" by József Eötvös
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In poetry:

Better is pray'r, to save thee from thy foe,
When on a dang'rous journey thou dost go,
Than sword or pistol, or the fleetest horse,
Than num'rous troops, or any human force.
"Advice, To The Traveller" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Sport has gone from five days to one, laser guns have replaced air pistols, and sometimes it comes down to luck of the horse.
When you've got a set full of horses, rickety pistols, and unwashed cowboys, you've got everything you need to join the ranks of every other shoot-'em-up B-movie Western ever made.
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