Usage examples for halter

  1. Longford and about thirty more made their escape in a small schooner; and as they well knew that they would experience no other mercy, if taken, than a high gallows and short halter, they shaped a course for the island of Masafuero, which they determined to make their head- quarters, and to commit depredations upon all vessels that passed which were not too well armed. – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  2. Its halter was again trailing. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  3. The scoundrel's neck is in a halter and he won't be taken without a struggle. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  4. Or wear a halter. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  5. Go and put the halter on him again. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  6. Can't I tell the difference between the tracks of a steady ridden horse and a young one that's not used to the halter? – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  7. Its only harness was a halter, but the man rode as if he were part of the horse, so that it was a pleasure to watch him. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  8. The judge, in his summing up, had shown that certain evidence which applied to the Grinder had not applied to his comrade in the dock, and the jury had been willing to take any excuse for saving one man from the halter. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  9. We will make for it a silver- gilt halter. – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous
  10. The other, a magnificent iron- gray, pulled impatiently at his halter, and pranced about, apparently as much excited as Archie had been a few moments before. – Frank Among The Rancheros by Harry Castlemon
  11. " Say your prayers, my pigeons," he continued, with a vile oath, " for The Black Wolf leaves no evidence behind him to tie his neck with a halter later, and dead men talk the least." – The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  12. The ordinary noise of Paris gives way, in this sanctuary of antiquity, to the scraping of hoofs, the rattle of halter bolts, and the clatter of the wooden shoes of ostlers. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  13. When he received the money, he took good care not to let go the halter, and he returned home far richer than he ever dreamt of being. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  14. Turn the rein, or the halter, of thy Dapple, and begone home; for one single step further thou shalt not make in my company. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  15. Th' king ain't singlefootin' right, for th' first time since Jim Last put a halter on him! – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  16. As I now raised my head quickly, I saw him coming back at headlong speed, directing his horse by means of the halter only, and hotly pursued by a detachment of Federal cavalry, firing on him as they pressed, with loud shouts, upon his very heels. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  17. Indeed, he had formed such a favorable opinion of her that he had made up his mind to conduct his future investigations without causing her to assist involuntarily in putting a halter around her relative's neck. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  18. It is commonly led by a halter by a groom running alongside the rider. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold