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  • n. Plural form of cantle.


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  • Next day, he returned with a camel-saddle of equal beauty, the long brass horns of its cantles adorned with exquisite old Yemeni engraving.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • The camels took their first abrupt steps, and we riders had quickly to hook our legs round the front cantles, and pick up the head-stalls to check the pace.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Why did not he by testament leave them, at least, some jolly lumps and cantles of substantial meat, a parcel of cheek-puffing victuals, and a little belly-timber and provision for the guts of these poor folks, who have nothing but their life in this world?

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • One by one, plump little bodies accumulated, tied to the cantles and pom'mels of saddles.


  • Their saddles were different from any she had seen before, with high pommels and cantles.

    Stone of Tears

  • He had sold more saddles than Custer had men, and the old cow saddles with their big horns and high cantles didn't look like an army saddle nohow.

    David Lannarck, Midget An Adventure Story

  • The exigency of the case was manifest to Helen, when she saw how they came down over the cantles of the saddles and to their boot-tops.

    The Man of the Forest

  • They would throw great cantles of iron from the tops of the masts, and many of our people met their death through it.

    Sir Nigel

  • The snow was whitening their rumps and clinging, in tiny drifts, upon the saddle skirts behind the cantles.

    Lonesome Land

  • If indeed such monstrous cantles were cut out of his time through idleness he must, though his life proved

    Jerome Cardan A Biographical Study


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