from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A saddle-horse. Compare mount, 2.
- n. Same as montoir.
- n. A mounting, setting, or frame; the manner in which anything is set or mounted: as, the monture of a diamond.
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Nanchardin nous fournit, pour notre monture et pour porter nos provisions, des anes et des mulets.
The road lay up rocky hill and down stony vale; a tripping and stumbling dromedary had been substituted for the usual monture: the consequence was that we had either a totter or a tumble once per mile during the whole of that long night.
During the greater part of the time we were struggling through a living tide; and among dromedaries and chargers a donkey is by no means a pleasant monture.
The best monture is a camel, because preferred by the Prophet; an ass is not commendable;
At length, however, after much debating, it was determined that arms should yield to the gown, or rather, the horse to the orator -- with this precaution, that the monture should be properly secured, by an attendant to hold the bridle.
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part I. 1792 Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
RÊNE, _f. _, courroie fixée au mors du cheval et que le cavalier tient à la main pour guider sa monture.
CHEVAL, AUX, _m. _, genre d'animal servant à l'homme de monture et de bête de trait.
Il quitte les étriers pour causer plus à son aise, et laisse sa monture qui, trouvant la porte ouverte, pénètre toute seule dans la maison.
I always let him have the benefit of his _monture_.
The judge looked at him and knew him for a Bhang-eater, so he dismounted from his monture and cried to one of his attendants,
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