from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A band or fillet worn round the brow.
  • n. In saddlery, a band of a bridle, headstall, or halter, which passes in front of the horse's forehead, and has loops at its ends through which pass the cheek-straps.


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  • At the west head end of the grave pit a splendid horse harness was found – a bit with gilt-bronze cheek pieces, joined to reins, nose-band and brow-band.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • A halter should be made of leather or strong webbing - in any case some flat material so that a brow-band can be included, and even a throatlash, which prevent the donkey from rubbing the halter off.

    3.1 Cattle harness

  • In the beginning, for instance, she wore curls hanging over her cheeks, and I painted them accordingly; but some time after, this having gone out of fashion, she came back with her hair dressed in a totally different manner, so that I was forced to scrape off the hair I had painted on the face, and was likewise compelled to blot out a brow-band of pearls and put cameos in its place.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

  • Redcloud's mane and pulled a wisp of forelock from under the brow-band, and commanded him to shake hands, which the horse did promptly.

    Her Prairie Knight

  • Instead, he got hastily into his clothes -- quite as if he feared they might again be whisked away from him -- and then rubbed forgivingly the nose of Stranger, and solicitously pulled a few strands of his forelock from under the brow-band.

    The Happy Family

  • Fate in derision had made each youth bedizen his animal with a checkered enamelled leather brow-band visible half a mile away -- a black-and-white checkered brow-band!

    American Notes

  • Davis, and the brow-band of his horse's bridle was decorated with two human scalps.

    The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865

  • "Head" of a single bridle: _a_, crown-piece; _b_, _b_, cheek-pieces; _c_, throat-latch; _d_, front or brow-band 71 33.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • The _front_, _forehead-band_ or _brow-band_ (_d_) goes across the horse's forehead, and has a loop at each end, for the crown-piece to pass through.

    The Horsewoman A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.

  • a mouse-coloured mare with a red brow-band and the cleanest pair of legs that ever an aged pony owned.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1


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