- n. A small strap with a buckle running between the cheeks of a bit, to prevent the horse from biting on the cheek of the bit in his mouth.
- From lip + strap. (Wiktionary)
“The Colonel had a Waterbury watch also, and for guard, the lip-strap of”
“Between a lip-strap and an ordinary leather guard there is no great difference; between one Waterbury watch and another there is none at all.”
“Every one in the station knew the Colonel's lip-strap.”
“He was not a horsey man, but he liked people to believe he had been on once; and he wove fantastic stories of the hunting-bridle to which this particular lip-strap had belonged.”
“He glanced at the shabby watch he wore upon the steel lip-strap, and waited.”
“He looked at a tarnished Waterbury watch, worn on a horse's lip-strap.”
“He looked at his watch -- a well-used Waterbury, worn upon the silvered steel lip-strap of a cavalry bridle, and said:”
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