pommel


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Synonyms for pommel

a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse

handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle

an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger

strike, usually with the fist

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but his horror was still more increased on observing that the head, which should have rested on his shoulders, was carried before him on the pommel of his saddle
His long yellow hair flowed behind him as he rode along, all clad in silk and velvet, with jewels flashing and dagger jingling against the pommel of the saddle.
He laid one hand upon his heart, the other upon the pommel of his long-sword.
A giant Negro lifted her to the pommel of his saddle, and while the raiders searched the bungalow and outhouses for plunder he rode with her beyond the gates and waited the coming of his master.
cried O-Tar and reached for the dagger, the pommel of which he was accustomed to use to strike the gong which summoned slaves, but the dagger was not in its scabbard.
At length he came upon it, and, after repeated pounding with the pommel of his sword, it was opened by a slatternly old hag.
It was in the good weather that followed, that he left the blacks at work, one morning, and with a shot-gun across his pommel rode off after pigeons.
He knew of the presence of the mountain lion, adrift down from Mendocino County, ere the first shorthorn calf was slain, and came home from the encounter, torn and bleeding, to attest what he had discovered and to be the cause of Harley Kennan riding trail next day with a rifle across his pommel.
He drops his bridle on the pommel of his saddle, whistles to his pony, and disappears in the mist; riding with his hands in his pockets, and his pipe in his mouth, as composedly as if he were sitting by his own fireside at home.
A carbine, strikingly foreshortened, lay across the pommel of the saddle, kept in place by the right hand grasping it at the "grip"; the left hand, holding the bridle rein, was invisible.
For a time Sir Nigel was very moody and downcast, with bent brows and eyes upon the pommel of his saddle.
So tense was he, so bent upon the work he had to do, that the sweat stung his eyes unwiped, and unheeded rolled down his nose and spattered his saddle pommel.
If a man and horse have to cross a broad river, the best plan is for the man to catch hold of the pommel or mane, and help himself with the other arm.
The two swords sparkled from point to pommel like two diamond pins.
His rein-hand was on the pommel, and her free hand went out and softly rested on his.