from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hair lariat.
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In driving the bulls from one pasture to another, or bringing them into the towns, the _cabestros_ are followed with unwavering faith by these otherwise dangerous animals; where the _cabestro_ goes, clanging his great bell, the bull follows, and while under the charge of his domesticated friend he is quite harmless.
While the young herdsman and Dick stood by passive and admiring, this _toro bravo_ of famous fighting breed reduced his run to a canter, and trotted up to Pilar as tamely as if he had been a belled _cabestro_.
All chatted together for a minute, looking down at the ring, which Vivillo was just leaving with the big, brindled _cabestro_.
Even when the tame _cabestro_ came, with tinkling bell, to entice Vivillo away, she could hardly bear to leave him, though she well knew that he was safe; that his wounds would be skilfully tended; that he would be restored to health, and that, in very shame (when the story was made known), Carmona must surrender the bull to her.