Usage examples for astride

  1. Axel made a false step, lost his footing, and came down in a cleft of rock, astride of a boulder, pinned down by the weight of a tree. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  2. The Mahatma, as active as a cat, climbed up behind the chief mahout and sat astride the elephant's neck in the place where the second mahout had been, and began whispering. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  3. Madge could see that David had replaced a heavy plank across the mouth of the well, and that he sat astride it, so as to be able to draw up the basket without striking it against the sides of the well. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  4. He saw Toppy standing astride of him fighting for his life. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  5. He landed astride on the shoulders of the Mexican. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  6. His first intimation of Pete's real intent was a glimpse of the boy astride the big bay and blinking in the rays of the lantern. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  7. And while they spoke, Lavo had climbed up the side of the door, and was sitting astride on the top of it, grinning down at the dog; and his sister had her feet on the lock, going up after him. – Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. Match after match was struck by the men, only to be blown out by some mysterious agency, after giving momentary glimpses of the Englishman astride of a man on the floor, pummelling him lustily, while Mr. Smitz pulled at the Englishman's shoulders. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  9. As for riding astride, Dad'll never let you ride any other way, so you can keep your mind easy about that. – A Little Bush Maid by Mary Grant Bruce
  10. All three were seated astride a ten- foot wall without much delay. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  11. He abruptly brandished the machete about his head and with a leap landed astride the diagram Atiba had traced in the dirt. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  12. MacLeod had sunk into a chair and was sitting astride it, his chin bowed upon its back. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  13. Astride the window- sill he communicated his gossip to Archie something in this fashion: " Say, Arch, they're going to have the best performance. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  14. Sure enough, when Mark went out he found Cyril astride the party wall between the two gardens waiting for him. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  15. But there was that riding astride episode. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  16. It was not very gallant of Herbert to remain where he was, in the presence of the governess, astride upon the garden bench. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood