Fore piece

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fore piece a front piece, as the flap in the fore part of a sidesaddle, to guard the rider's dress.
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Usage

In literature:

Two large pieces fell into the main and fore tops of the SWIFTSURE without injuring any person.
"The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson" by Robert Southey
Thet's horse, an' thet's about his dignity an' the size of his soul 'fore he's been broke an' rawhided a piece.
"The Day's Work, Volume 1" by Rudyard Kipling
The piece is patiently sawn off with the mandibles; it is next taken in the fore legs and held crosswise below the neck.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
For good tables, the pieces generally roasted are the sirloin and the fore and middle ribs.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
This piece is quite similar to a fore-quarter of lamb after the shoulder has been taken off.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
These pieces were the two upper strakes, fifteen feet long, and the fore and second compartments.
"Jethou" by E. R. Suffling
With the final decision to buy a piece of property financial details come to the fore.
"If You're Going to Live in the Country" by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Dere, you want a piece of bread fore you is dress.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
The fore part of the vessel had already been knocked to pieces.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
A piece of it also broke James Ford's leg, besides cutting off the fore leg of Captain Graham's horse.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
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