from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A girth or strap for the fore part, as of a horse; a martingale.
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[hath] right to take other distresse till gree be made Also for the Myne of an horse as is aforesayd the Miner Horse girth and halter. shall take the foregirth for three half-pence and for one penny the halter Also the