Usage examples for pillion

  1. Its European representative, similarly tinted, and found in garden mould, is commonly called the " Little red pillion." – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  2. When she had sold everything but her old white mare she set out for Medway upon the mare's back, taking me with her on a pillion behind. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  3. Hunting she had been, and had lost her horse, and he brought her on her way on a pillion. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  4. We have a horse and pillion here in the wood in readiness for you, and I should advise you to ride at once with your wife for Sluys or some other seaport, and thence take ship either into Holland or to England. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  5. Once in sight of the house most of the party came up at a canter, Mr. Ford cheerfully saluting his wife, and the others waving their hats and showing off a few tricks of their steeds- while Dorothy was handed down from riding- pillion behind her host. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  6. And our old 4 mothers liked the idee of bein' perched up on a pillion behind the old 4 fathers. – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  7. He will bring a horse with him with a pillion. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  8. He would ride to Dumfries with me on a pillion behind him, one hand tucked into the pocket of his blue coat, while with the other I held the belt about his waist to make sure. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  9. Men went from one colony to another by sailing vessel; overland they traveled on horseback; and if a wife went with her husband, she rode behind him on a pillion. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  10. My husband used to say, change is such a capital thing in life's jogtrot; that men find it refreshing if we now and then, reverse the order of our pillion- riding for them. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. Flatray was riding pillion behind Tim. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  12. I bought the pillion the other day of a poet who loves his comfort; it has been newly stuffed for your special accommodation. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  13. Mechanically she put one foot into his palm and sprang lightly upon the pillion behind the groom's saddle. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  14. Brother Fulkerson left his cabin before daylight one morning for the journey to town, riding his old mare, with his daughter on a pillion behind him. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  15. When Elizabeth rode into the city from her residence at Greenwich, she placed herself behind her lord chancellor, on a pillion. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  16. Sir Geoffrey himself superintended the purchase of a new pillion, and ordered it to be covered with green velvet. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  17. Come in quickly, I pray you, and leave the handmaidens to help Mistress Margery from her pillion. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  18. Bidding the two boys, dark- eyed youngsters aged three and five, to cling tightly to the pillion on the cow's back, he took the halter and the staff in his right hand, passed his left arm around the emaciated frame of his wife, and, in this wise, the small cavalcade resumed its journey. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  19. I cannot think she would be pleased at the advent of little Bellaroba riding pillion to me. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett