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  • n. Plural form of whiffletree.


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  • The harness was of thin linen webbing; snaps and buckles gave place to ivory toggles; wooden whiffletrees were replaced by those made of aluminum, and the tow-line, light and flexible, and of incredible strength, was of walrus hide.

    Baldy of Nome

  • With lightning quickness I reached over the dashboard down to the whiffletrees and unhooked one each of the horses 'traces.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • A moment more they looked at the little cart, its bright red body with the blue lines around it, the wheels and spokes, which were bright yellow, and the shafts and the whiffletrees, which were yellow too.

    Seven O'Clock Stories

  • The boxes of his wagons could boast of nothing up to date, that was not possessed by the wheels; and in many cases the tongues and whiffletrees and neck-yokes had been substituted by raw maples or birch secured on the ranch.

    Skookum Chuck Fables Bits of History, Through the Microscope

  • The peculiar thing about the "rig" was that while it was a tongued wagon with whiffletrees for two horses, there was only one horse.

    The Perils of Pauline

  • These labels are strong enough to withstand shocks from whiffletrees and tools, and should last ten years.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • The horses tore themselves loose from the wrecked wagon and swept in a frenzy of fear through the gorge, banging the fragments of tongue, whiffletrees and harness about them, and what was left of the wagon came to a stop between two big boulders, with Bauer clinging to the front seat with white strained face wondering if the rest of them were all killed.

    The High Calling

  • Jinny was hitched to the fence, and at the doctor's signalling hand, the stage drew up, with rattling whiffletrees.

    The Awakening of Helena Richie

  • You'll have to have three full sets of chains and whiffletrees for your six-horse team, of course.

    Copper Streak Trail

  • To right and left, near at hand and far away he heard the rumble of wheels, the creak of whiffletrees, and the plodding feet of animals.

    When Egypt Went Broke


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