from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as check-rein.
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With a satisfied air Winkie followed up his victory, approached his prostrate antagonist, regarded him for a moment, and -- for he wore no check-line -- putting down that clever nose of his, by a playful push with it he rolled the boy fairly over, and then set off in a steady trot along the highway.
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