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  • noun Plural form of surcingle.


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  • Hitherto a surcingle had served to hold the blanket upon his back, but this contraption had TWO surcingles and a stiff leather strap to boot, which Peggy's strong hands pulled tighter than any straps had ever before been pulled around him.

    Peggy Stewart: Navy Girl at Home

  • He had to take a lot of good natured roughneck wit about his size for he only weighed 800 pounds and a couple of surcingles made a belt for him.

    The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan

  • Their wings were strapped with surcingles, they checked their stingers with

    The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan

  • Twice, yea, thrice within the memory of men now living, America has been on the very verge of an industrial revolution, a Reign of Terror; yet we continue to hang our second Providence on a job-lot of political Jacksnipes who carry their patriotism in their pockets and their sense under their surcingles.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

  • The Creek was most enthusiastic with its help, bustling about with packbags and surcingles, and generally "mixing things."

    We of the Never-Never

  • They were dark bays with blazed faces and perfect surcingles of white about their barrels.

    The People That Time Forgot

  • The equipment of the dogs consists of collar straps, leashes, and surcingles, (1) and the collar should be broad and soft so as not to rub the dog's coat; the leash should have a noose for the hand, (2) and nothing else.

    The Sportsman

  • Al-Aziz, looked at them and saw the flags flaunting and the standards stirring and heard the kettle-drums beating; so he bade his page saddle him a blood-steed and look to the surcingles and bring him his harness of war, for indeed horsemanship [FN#356] was rooted in his heart.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Doing the surcingles up is tricky as you have to stoop down and reach under his low slung tum.



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