Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A post around which a rope can be wound to check the motion of a body, as a boat or a horse, controlled by the rope; particularly, a post framed into a dock, or set in the bank of a canal, around which a line or hawser attached to a vessel can be wound to snub or check the vessel. Also snub-post.
“Oh, yes, I can lasso a snubbing-post that can't get out of the way!" he retorted.”
“Instantly Devil stopped and meekly followed Roosevelt to the snubbing-post, where he was tied up for a period of 'gentling.”
“East of the ranch-house beside a patch of kitchen-garden, stood the strongly made circular horse-corral, with a snubbing-post in the middle, and at some distance from it the larger cow-corral for the branding of the cattle.”
“Gregory dropped by the snubbing-post in the bow and tugged at the heavy chain and knotted it about the block.”
“They watched him with silent hostility as he dismounted, tied his horse to a snubbing-post worn shiny as a razor-strap, and sauntered into the”
“Inch by inch the outlaw was worked to the snubbing-post.”
“He held barely enough slack to make the snubbing-post, but finally took a turn round it and fought the horse up.”
“For the silent rising of naked, paint-daubed Indians from out of the ground, the quick closing in of the cordon, similar to the turn of a lariat around a snubbing-post when a pony weakens for a moment, is calculated to shake the nerves of the strongest of”
“Bud, with the help of Fresno and Show Low, takes a turn about the snubbing-post, easing up the rope to prevent the horse from breaking his neck when he falls.”
“This corral has a circular fence slightly higher than a man's head with a snubbing-post in the center.”
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