stirrup


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support consisting of metal loops into which rider's feet go

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the stirrup-shaped ossicle that transmits sound from the incus to the cochlea

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Daylight found himself with his right foot out of the stirrup and his arms around the animal's neck; and Bob took advantage of the situation to bolt down the road.
For, the moment the spur touched him, his left hind leg had reached forward in a kick that struck the stirrup a smart blow.
Standing for a minute, Bob turned his head and nuzzled his rider's stirrup in a roguish, impatient way, as much as to intimate that it was time they were going on.
At this juncture a rotten stirrup leather parted, and Daylight was all but unhorsed.
Brilliant indeed, sir,' returned Joe, rising in his stirrups to get a better view.
Bounderby, if you wish it,' said that self-sacrificing lady, making a feint of taking her foot out of the stirrup.
Sparsit still ambling on with her foot in her stirrup, looking quite cast down by the popular vices.
She could see Chris vainly kicking his leg to free the foot from the trap of the stirrup.
He lay quietly, and near him, still attached to him by the stirrup, face downward, lay his rider.
Heyward, who watched his movements with a vigilant eye, carelessly extricated one of his feet from the stirrup, while he passed a hand toward the bear-skin covering of his holsters.
To extricate himself from the stirrups and fallen steed, was to the Templar scarce the work of a moment; and, stung with madness, both at his disgrace and at the acclamations with which it was hailed by the spectators, he drew his sword and waved it in defiance of his conqueror.
So saying, he advanced to hold the stirrup for Don Quixote, who got down with great difficulty and exertion (for he had not broken his fast all day), and then charged the host to take great care of his horse, as he was the best bit of flesh that ever ate bread in this world.
Hasting to open wide his castle gates he went forth to meet the King and fell on one knee and kissed his stirrup.
He is cased in a cuirass of double-fold deer skin, and carries a bull's hide shield; he is forked in a Moorish saddle, high before and behind; his feet are thrust into wooden box stirrups, of Moorish fashion, and a tremendous pair of iron spurs, fastened by chains, jingle at his heels.
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