Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A band or fillet worn round the brow.
- n. In saddlery, a band of a bridle, headstall, or halter, which passes in front of the horse's forehead, and has loops at its ends through which pass the cheek-straps.
“At the west head end of the grave pit a splendid horse harness was found – a bit with gilt-bronze cheek pieces, joined to reins, nose-band and brow-band.”
“A halter should be made of leather or strong webbing - in any case some flat material so that a brow-band can be included, and even a throatlash, which prevent the donkey from rubbing the halter off.”
“In the beginning, for instance, she wore curls hanging over her cheeks, and I painted them accordingly; but some time after, this having gone out of fashion, she came back with her hair dressed in a totally different manner, so that I was forced to scrape off the hair I had painted on the face, and was likewise compelled to blot out a brow-band of pearls and put cameos in its place.”
“Redcloud's mane and pulled a wisp of forelock from under the brow-band, and commanded him to shake hands, which the horse did promptly.”
“Instead, he got hastily into his clothes -- quite as if he feared they might again be whisked away from him -- and then rubbed forgivingly the nose of Stranger, and solicitously pulled a few strands of his forelock from under the brow-band.”
“Fate in derision had made each youth bedizen his animal with a checkered enamelled leather brow-band visible half a mile away -- a black-and-white checkered brow-band!”
“Davis, and the brow-band of his horse's bridle was decorated with two human scalps.”
“Head" of a single bridle: _a_, crown-piece; _b_, _b_, cheek-pieces; _c_, throat-latch; _d_, front or brow-band 71 33.”
“The _front_, _forehead-band_ or _brow-band_ (_d_) goes across the horse's forehead, and has a loop at each end, for the crown-piece to pass through.”
“a mouse-coloured mare with a red brow-band and the cleanest pair of legs that ever an aged pony owned.”
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