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with one leg on each side

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It was a nervy thing for her to do, this riding astride, and he didn't know, after all, whether he liked it or not.
The Arab, who had gone down with his mount, was standing astride him, and seeing the Belgian's strategic position behind his fallen horse, lost no time in taking up a similar one behind his own.
She clutched the handle with both hands, while the child, astride her hip, held on to her with both small arms part way about her.
They are too many, and willy-nilly they'll drag down the would-be equestrian before ever he gets astride.
In it he was in a white smock, sitting astride a chair, with frowning eyes and smiling lips.
And Saxon, looking at his moody face, was suddenly reminded of a lithograph she had seen in her childhood It was of a Plains Indian, in paint and feathers, astride his horse and gazing with wondering eye at a railroad train rushing along a fresh-made track.
The first time was when Harley Kennan, astride a hot-blooded sorrel colt, tried to make it leap a narrow stream.
Out of his disappointment in not securing a weapon, he beat the reporter up some more, left him wailing among the ferns, and, astride the reporter's horse, urging it on with the reporter's whip, continued down the trail.
I found the poor creature sitting all alone astride of a keel, for Jove had struck his ship with lightning and sunk it in mid ocean, so that all his crew were drowned, while he himself was driven by wind and waves on to my island.
Ulysses got astride of one plank and rode upon it as if he were on horseback; he then took off the clothes Calypso had given him, bound Ino's veil under his arms, and plunged into the sea--meaning to swim on shore.
And then, what do you say to the good Cirongilio of Thrace, that was so stout and bold; as may be seen in the book, where it is related that as he was sailing along a river there came up out of the midst of the water against him a fiery serpent, and he, as soon as he saw it, flung himself upon it and got astride of its scaly shoulders, and squeezed its throat with both hands with such force that the serpent, finding he was throttling it, had nothing for it but to let itself sink to the bottom of the river, carrying with it the knight who would not let go his hold; and when they got down there he found himself among palaces and gardens so pretty that it was a wonder to see; and then the serpent changed itself into an old ancient man, who told him such things as were never heard.
Fogg took the howdahs on either side, Passepartout got astride the saddle-cloth between them.
The quiet man astride looked mouse-colored upon such a splen- did charger.
At length I was successful in reaching the side of one great brute, and ere he knew what I was about I was firmly seated astride his glossy back.
His father lies on his deathbed and he amuses himself setting a policeman astride a bear