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harness (someone or an animal) to (something)

To use a harness to connect someone or an animal to something. How long will it take for you to harness all of us to the rock climbing equipment? The groom is harnessing the horses to the carriage right now, my lady.
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harness someone (or an animal) to something

to attach someone, something, or an animal to something with a harness. The instructor harnessed me to the hang glider, and I really began to get nervous. Andrew harnessed the horses to the little wagon.
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For a moment he hesitated, and then leaped after me, whining and tugging at my harness to draw me back.
He just sat down on the snow, and played with the seal-hide trace that ran from his harness to the pitu, the big thong in the bows of the sleigh.
The railway wiring harness has an added advantage of binding many wires into a harness to avoid the possibility of a short circuit.
Dogs who slip out of their collars easily or who are a high flight risk need a harness to keep them safe and secure with their owners.
Sagging chest straps can be reduced to some degree by clipping the leash to the dog's collar as well as the front ring, but this remedy can reduce the effectiveness of the harness to mitigate the strength of the dog's pulling.
Revolver[TM] Vertical Torso Adjusters and Duo-Lock[TM] Quick Connect Buckles offer added security and help workers adjust their harness to a perfect fit.
The harness was constructed using four, one inch wide pieces of the split cowhide; one piece for the headband, one piece that runs from the back of the head to the forehead, and one piece, each, for the two sides running from the side of the harness to the crown.
Reconnect the wiring harness to the AFES master controller.
The Rescue One CDS contains 30 feet of 8mm, 4,000-pound-test line built into the back of the harness to safely descend up to 30 feet.
When your stand is set, attach the tether of your full-body harness to the tree.
Another feature of this design is that the universal tie strap fastener no longer requires customers to tape the harness to the fastener in wire harness applications.
With help from veterinarians and mushers, Franzen redesigned the harness to ease the stress points.
Safety, Adjustability, and Comfort of Climbing Harness to Influence Purchasing Decisions As mountain climbing can be a risky activity, safety remains the primary focus of consumers while purchasing climbing equipment such as climbing harnesses.