from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horse-cloth spread over the saddle.
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It must here be mentioned that Sancho Panza, by way of sumpter-cloth, had thrown the buckram robe painted with flames, which he had worn on the night of Altisidora's revival, upon his ass.
It should be mentioned that Sancho had thrown, by way of a sumpter-cloth, over Dapple and over the bundle of armour, the buckram robe painted with flames which they had put upon him at the duke's castle the night Altisidora came back to life.
And there he has brought out your lordship’s palfrey, without the saddle being decored wi’ the broidered sumpter-cloth! and I could have brushed it in a minute.”
And there he has brought out your lordship's palfrey, without the saddle being decored wi 'the broidered sumpter-cloth! and I could have brushed it in a minute. "
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