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  • And again we saw hard-ridden horses tethered before the houses.

    Chapter 13

  • The preliminary contests rolled over one by one with waves of cheering, each hard-ridden finish merely a sideshow attending on the big one, the Derby, the climax, the ninth race, the one they called the Roses, because of the blanket of red flowers that would be draped in triumph over the withers of the winner.

    The Elvis Latte

  • A jaded horse, hard-ridden, was being led with drooping head towards the stables, and his rider, heedless of the many hands that reached to arrest him and the many voices that questioned, was thrusting a way through the press towards the great hall.

    His Disposition

  • With the encouragement of the surly Goetz (Samuel Le Bihan), the inn's seeming permitee, Joe and Farid invite hard-ridden but willing barmaid Gilberte (Estelle Lefébure) and her mousy coworker Klaudia (Amélie Daure) up to their rented room... where they learn all too late that unprotected sex is the least of the local appetites.

    That old saw

  • She is sexy in a hard-ridden way, a little thing nobody in his right mind dares to mess with, no matter how drunk he is.


  • Robert, walking around the Whitehall Palace stable yard on one of his weekly inspections, turned his head to hear a horse trotting rapidly on the cobbled road and then saw Thomas Blount jump from his hard-ridden mare, throw the reins at a stable lad, and march toward the pump as if urgently needing to sluice his head with water.

    The Virgin's Lover

  • Even as the realization hit, the sounds of thunder in the distance, thunder from the hooves of hard-ridden horses, came to her ears.

    Gentle Warrior

  • One minute the only sound was that of hard-ridden mounts, and the next, the bedlam of battle.

    Gentle Warrior

  • "I didn't hear," said Fred, panting faster than his hard-ridden horse.

    Trail's End

  • Worn with the emotional conflict through which he had passed, and the sleepless night preceding the hard-ridden hours, his day-dream faded into deep slumber and the shadows were slanting across the road when he awoke with a sudden start.

    The Fifth Ace


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