halter


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Synonyms for halter

harness

Synonyms for halter

rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading

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a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered

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either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects

hang with a halter

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prevent the progress or free movement of

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Bazin followed him upon a roan, holding by the halter a vigorous Mecklenburg horse; this was D'Artagnan mount.
He wore trousers of blue cloth, boots tolerably clean, but not of the brightest polish, and a little too thick in the soles, buckskin gloves, a hat somewhat resembling in shape those usually worn by the gendarmes, and a black cravat striped with white, which, if the proprietor had not worn it of his own free will, might have passed for a halter, so much did it resemble one.
Michael's pear-tree, but trembling beneath it, with a halter round his neck--the old, identical Mr.
Dismounting, she walked silently into the midst of the camp, and there seated herself on the ground, still holding her horse by the long halter.
When I had him in my cabin--he stood by the door looking at me as if I had the halter round my neck already--I asked him right away to leave my cabin door unlocked at night while the ship was going through Sunda Straits.
She was neither sliding nor rolling, but rather wriggling herself about in a silly, aimless way, like a colt at the end of a halter.
I must find a halter for him," said Tip; and having made a search in his pocket he produced a roll of strong cord.
Your name shall be hated and cursed the length and breadth of England, and when you finally stand with the halter about your neck--a--ha, then will I speak.
Let me water you first,' he went on, speaking to the horse just as to someone who understood the words he was using, and having whisked the dusty, grooved back of the well-fed young stallion with the skirt of his coat, he put a bridle on his handsome head, straightened his ears and forelock, and having taken off his halter led him out to water.
The turn over, Barney gladly accepted the halter and was led out of the square ring and up to the Frenchman.
Seeing this, the man put a halter on him and led him back to his owner.
And then Mantes took in his hands the ox's halter and Iphiclus lashed him upon the back.
There were some among them that had sailed with the pirates and seen things it would be a shame even to speak of; some were men that had run from the king's ships, and went with a halter round their necks, of which they made no secret; and all, as the saying goes, were "at a word and a blow" with their best friends.
Some of them were mounted on horses rudely caparisoned with bridles or halters of buffalo hide, one end trailing after them on the ground.
My stars and halters, Muster Gashford,' he added in a whisper, as he drew his stool close to him and jogged him with his elbow, 'what a interesting blade he is