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  • n. Plural form of pastern.


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  • The straw shoes tied with wisps round the pasterns are a great nuisance.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • And his legs and feet were lovely too, unblemished, sure and firm, with long springy pasterns that made him a wonder of ease under the saddle.


  • "Get the chains around the pasterns, quickly now."


  • I liked his conformation, his straight legs, his sloping shoulder and pasterns.

    Healed by Horses

  • I will not change my horse with any that treads but on four pasterns.

    The Life of King Henry the Fifth

  • Parliament street, harness and glossy pasterns in sunlight shimmering.


  • The horse sank in up to the pasterns, and he drew each hoof with a sucking sound out of the half-thawed ground.

    Anna Karenina

  • On the right was led in Frou-Frou, lean and beautiful, lifting up her elastic, rather long pasterns, as though moved by springs.

    Anna Karenina

  • Yeah, that includes fetlocks and hocks, pasterns, withers-no, the withers is that hump on the back up near the neck.


  • She ran her hands down Rolan's legs to confirm that the bindings on his pasterns and fetlocks were firm.

    Arrow's Fall


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