on horseback


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on horseback

on the back of a horse. Anne rode on horseback across the field. Because they loved horses, the couple decided to marry on horseback.
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When the carriage stopped, the party on horseback were coming at a walking pace.
The general on horseback at the entrance to the dam raised his hand and opened his mouth to address Dolokhov.
There was nothing highfalutin about her company manners--it was by this homely phrase that he differentiated this Dede on horseback from the Dede with the office manners whom he had always known.
A heap of bricks and mortar lay in the roadway on each side of a breach in the newly built wall, over which Lady Brandon, from her eminence on horseback, could see, coming towards her across the pleasure ground, a column of about thirty persons.
His little mare was fast bringing him up with a man on horseback, who trotted through the gate a few rods in advance of him, nodded to the toll-gatherer, and kept on towards the village.
Let not the modern paintings of this scene mislead us; for though the creature encountered by that valiant whaleman of old is vaguely represented of a griffin-like shape, and though the battle is depicted on land and the saint on horseback, yet considering the great ignorance of those times, when the true form of the whale was unknown to artists; and considering that as in Perseus' case, St.
After them came a number of men on horseback, some of them in green coats, all galloping as fast as they could.
Scarcely had she so determined it, when the figure of a man on horseback drew her eyes to the window.
After these murders Oliverotto, mounted on horseback, rode up and down the town and besieged the chief magistrate in the palace, so that in fear the people were forced to obey him, and to form a government, of which he made himself the prince.
As we were strolling in the park, talking of what my companion had seen and heard during her travelling experience, a gentleman on horseback rode up and passed us.
Gruber, of Norton, and a Maysville attorney named Hyatt met on horseback in front of the Harding place.
When these sounds had ceased, the heralds withdrew from the lists in gay and glittering procession, and none remained within them save the marshals of the field, who, armed cap-a-pie, sat on horseback, motionless as statues, at the opposite ends of the lists.
A little troop of men on horseback were waiting on the edge of the stream, ready to embark.
She came flying out of the gate on horseback and it would have been all I would have seen of her if - and this is for you, Signorino - if she hadn't pulled up in the main alley to wait for a very good-looking cavalier.
That fall, the boy started to high school in Fallon, making the long daily ride to and from town on horseback.