Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wooden horse in a gymnasium for practice in vaulting.
“When we had finished beginners 'lessons, we could do a handspring, and somersault forward or back, and some of us could run at the vaulting-horse and swing ourselves over straight-standing on our hands.”
“They made a vaulting-horse with covered-in sides and parked it every day by the warning wire in exactly the same place.”
“If an indoor area sufficient for basket-ball and a room suited to club meetings can be had, the initial apparatus for winter work need not exceed a parallel bar, a vaulting-horse, and three floor mats in addition to the basket-ball equipment.”
“There were single-sticks and foils on the wall, dumb-bells, Indian-clubs, a parallel-bar, and a vaulting-horse stowed away in another part of the room.”
“They came up the stairs, and put down and bolted the cellar door, and moved upon it with great difficulty the parallel bars with their iron supports, from the gymnasium, and several 25-pound dumb-bells, as well as the heavy vaulting-horse.”
“Do, Mr. Leith," said Mr.. Clarke, getting up from the hard chair, and standing close to the medicine ball with her back to the vaulting-horse.”
“Hogan, Swayne, Stalky, Perowne, and Ansell were deep in consultation by the vaulting-horse, Stalky as usual laying down the law.”
“Only the gaunt parallel bars, and idle swings, and melancholy vaulting-horse.”
“A wooden vaulting-horse with the stuffing would have been expensive: they abandoned the idea.”
“In this one he appeared as a colonel of cuirassiers, on a vaulting-horse, his eyes still smaller, his mouth open, and his hair straight.”
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