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  • "These furs will bring a price," he remarked as he adjusted his head-strap and lifted his pack clear of the ground.

    LI-WAN, THE FAIR

  • The figure shows the zui, or ornament of the head-strap holding the head-dress in place; also the method of rolling up the gauze flap of the head-dress.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • Each carried on her back a wickerwork basket supported by a head-strap which went around her forehead.

    VI. Through the Highland Wilderness of Western Brazil

  • He rested his pack on a jutting rock, slipped the head-strap, and sat down.

    Li-Wan, the Fair

  • Round the deer's neck her head-strap [BP] was tied; swiftly she sprang to the arms of the oak-tree;

    The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems

  • Round the deer's neck her head-strap [b] was tied; swiftly she sprang to the arms of the oak-tree;

    Legends of the Northwest

  • I have seen it to be almost universal in some villages of Bhoteeas, where the head-strap alone is used in carrying in both summer and winter crops; as also amongst the salt-traders, or rather those families who carry the salt from the passes to the Nepalese villages, and who very frequently have no shoulder-straps, but invariably head-bands.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • The Lepcha is certainly far more free from this disease than any of the tribes of E. Nepal I have mixed with, and he is both more idle and less addicted to the head-strap as a porter.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • The head-strap was buckled to its proper tightness, and then the reins were minutely scanned.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

  • A piece of ox-hide, or scrap of deer-skin serves them for its substitute; and for bridle a raw-hide rope looped around the under jaw, without head-strap, bittless, and single reined, enabling them to check or guide their horses, as if these were controlled by the cruellest of curbs, or the jaw-breaking

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

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