from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A switch or a whip with a short lash, used by riders.


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  • She lifted her riding-whip threateningly, and at the same moment drove in both spurs with her heels, rushing the startled horse straight at Gogoomy.

    Chapter 22

  • Her riding-whip rose as if to strike him, then fell on the startled


  • But warmer still was the glow that came into his cheeks and burned in his eyes as he saw Dede coming out the door, riding-whip in hand, clad in the familiar corduroy skirt and leggings of the old Piedmont days.

    Chapter XXIV

  • He would have said more, but that, agitated with fear or passion, she struck her horse impatiently with her riding-whip.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • He was dressed in a long blue overcoat which came to his heels, breeches of yellowish leather and top-boots, and in his hand he carried a riding-whip.

    A Start in Life

  • My dear Butscha, from you she will accept anything, for she is attached to you; let me give her a riding-whip in your name.

    Modeste Mignon

  • He wore spurs upon the heels of his diminutive polished boots; and in his hand he carried a light riding-whip.

    No Sex Please, We're Victorian: A Handy-Dandy Guide to Code Words

  • The young fellow was so enraged that he rushed at Hobnell Major with a shriek very much resembling an oath, cut him furiously across the face with the riding-whip which he carried, flung it away, calling upon the cowardly villain to defend himself, and in another minute knocked the bewildered young ruffian into the grave which was just waiting for a different lodger.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Here Mr. Ringwood sprung up, clenching his riding-whip, and looking so fierce that Sam and I bounded back to the other end of the room.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • He stopped at last before a large nut bush, and began with his riding-whip switching off the leaves at the ends of the twigs ....

    The Jew and other stories


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