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  • Thus the carriage-horses were hers, for what need had he, a miserable bachelor, of anything more than a riding-horse and a brougham?

    The Newcomes

  • I could not but admire the wisdom and faith of this great brute; I never saw the riding-horse that would not have lost its life in such a situation; but the cart-elephant patiently waited and was saved.

    Vailima Letters

  • The doing of this extends over one, two, three, five, or even seven days; and when all is finished, he takes his own riding-horse, saddles, bridles, and waits on him himself,2 while he makes the noblest and most important minister of the kingdom mount him.

    A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms

  • One of the soldiers had seated himself on the saddled riding-horse, another held its bridle in his hand, a third had laid hold of its tail.

    Household Tales

  • Her own riding-horse; her own pony-carriage; her own beautiful little sitting-room upstairs at the great house, and so on.

    Armadale

  • And so had Isouda's riding-horse, the better of the two hitched outside the gatehouse for Meriet's use.

    The Devil's Novice

  • With the easy good-humor characteristic of his class, he insisted upon exchanging his own riding-horse, "Five Spot," for the sorry mule which the Duchess rode.

    Short Stories for English Courses

  • With the easy good humor characteristic of his class, he insisted upon exchanging his own riding-horse, "Five-Spot," for the sorry mule which the Duchess rode.

    The Short-story

  • Bryde was on his road for a crack with McGilp and Angus, and the road was swept bare and dry and the night clear as a bell, when there came that fine sound, the clatter and klop of riding-horse.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • The drayman was still at his horses 'heads, the groom was taking the riding-horse round to the stables.

    Mrs. Day's Daughters

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