from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Bauera, 2.


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  • A fourth and longer pole was placed across the fork formed by the three, and to one end of this were tied a couple of leg-ropes, after being placed round the beast, one beneath the flank and one around the girth.

    My Brilliant Career

  • I called mother, got the leg-ropes, and set off, pulling my sun-bonnet closely over my face to protect my eyes from the dust which was driving from the west in blinding clouds.

    My Brilliant Career

  • The only art needed was to draw the pole back quickly before the cows could move, or the leg-ropes would pull them over again.

    My Brilliant Career

  • Straight to my old labour they took me, tied my leg-ropes to a tree, undid my arms, and put the hateful flint in my left hand.

    Lilith, a romance

  • When they have covered them, they try to drag them away with them, but cannot, by reason of the leg-ropes; so they cry out at them and butt at them and kick them, which we hearing, know that the stallions have dismounted; so we run out and shout at them, whereupon they are startled and return in fear to the sea.

    Arabian nights. English


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