Usage examples for whiffletree

  1. So was I, with a girl to take care of, a tied- on pole and whiffletree, and practically no gun; for there was not a single loose cartridge in my pockets. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  2. Clumsily and helplessly he loosened the tugs and the whiffletree, beat his hands together with idiotic effort, hooked the middle point of the whiffletree into the elbow of his left arm, brought the forearm and hand up flat against his shoulder, and with the hitching- strap lashed his forearm and upper arm tightly together around the whiffletree. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  3. The horses were driven down behind it, and from one of them de Spain took the collar, the tugs, and the whiffletree. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  4. The pole was snapped, and the whiffletree smashed, so that the traces were useless. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  5. This did not offend the young plowman, to judge by the expression of his face; but he said nothing, and, stooping down, loosened the chains of the whiffletree and turned the faces of the tired horses homeward. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  6. The only way they feel comfortable is when harnessed with the face toward the whiffletree and their back to the end of the shafts. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  7. But within a few miles of Paris a whiffletree broke, the ungainly vehicle stopped, and the men jumped off to hold the horses and repair the damage. – Orphans of the Storm by Henry MacMahon
  8. The other end of this rope was then hitched to the whiffletree of a pair of horses, or to the rear axle of a wagon, the horses were whipped up, and the skin was forthwith either torn in two or torn off the buffalo with about 50 pounds of flesh adhering to it. – The Extermination of the American Bison by William T. Hornaday
  9. He took the whiffletree from the wagon, let a chain drag behind it, and harnessed the mules. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  10. Duke Morgan tested the cinches of the saddle on the Lady once more, unloosed the tugs once more from the horse's shoulder, examined each buckle of the collar and every inch of the two strips of leather, the reinforced fastenings on the whiffletree, rolled all up again, strapped it, and stood by the head till de Spain swung up into the saddle. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  11. Henderson sang Scotch lyrics very well, and Bacheller was full of tunes from his North Country, whilst I- well if I didn't keep my whiffletree off the wheel, it was not for lack of effort. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  12. " It's the whiffletree, I think," she said, as if she were used to wagons. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones