Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hair lariat.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In driving the bulls from one pasture to another, or bringing them into the towns, the _cabestros_ are followed with unwavering faith by these otherwise dangerous animals; where the _cabestro_ goes, clanging his great bell, the bull follows, and while under the charge of his domesticated friend he is quite harmless.

    Spanish Life in Town and Country

  • While the young herdsman and Dick stood by passive and admiring, this _toro bravo_ of famous fighting breed reduced his run to a canter, and trotted up to Pilar as tamely as if he had been a belled _cabestro_.

    The Car of Destiny

  • All chatted together for a minute, looking down at the ring, which Vivillo was just leaving with the big, brindled _cabestro_.

    The Car of Destiny

  • Even when the tame _cabestro_ came, with tinkling bell, to entice Vivillo away, she could hardly bear to leave him, though she well knew that he was safe; that his wounds would be skilfully tended; that he would be restored to health, and that, in very shame (when the story was made known), Carmona must surrender the bull to her.

    The Car of Destiny

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