Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A school or place where the art of riding is taught; specifically, a military school to perfect troopers in the management of their horses and the use of arms.

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Examples

  • Accordingly, Paul took a fencing-lesson every morning, went to the riding-school, and practised in a pistol-gallery.

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  • I hired a horse at the riding-school, and went out for

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  • He was a good draughtsman, an excellent rider — having thoroughly mastered the successor to the famous “Uncle Tom” at the riding-school of St. Cyr — and in the records of his military service his name had several times been included in the order of the day.

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  • This had drawn upon him a flood of ridicule which perhaps led him to suppose that every smile that ever flitted across the face of one of his riding-school class was due to some inward satisfaction at his expense.

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  • I enjoyed the riding-school thoroughly, and got on—and off—as well as most.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • Even before being released from the riding-school the young officers were often permitted to ride out with their troops at exercise or on route marches and even sometimes to ride serre-file1 in actual drill.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • At the head of the file in the riding-school, or on the right of the squad on the Square, he had to try to set an example to the men.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • My father arranged in my holidays, or vacations as it was now proper to call them, for me to go through an additional course of riding-school at Knightsbridge Barracks with the Royal Horse Guards.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • Many a time did I pick myself up shaken and sore from the riding-school tan and don again my little gold braided pork-pie cap, fastened on the chin by a boot-lace strap, with what appearance of dignity I could command, while twenty recruits grinned furtively but delightedly to see their Officer suffering the same misfortunes which it was their lot so frequently to undergo.

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  • In the arts of fencing and dancing, small indeed was my proficiency; and some months were idly wasted in the riding-school.

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