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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CINCHED

The old man was cinched at last; Mackenzie was glad that it was so.

But he climbed into the saddle which Jack had cinched for him.

Laying the saddle on swiftly, but gently, he cinched it strongly.

He dismounted and cinched up his saddle and inspected his revolver.

Sawtell seemed inclined to talk while he cinched up Las Vegas.

On top of both was placed the aparejo, which was cinched by a wide grass-bandage.

She's a trim one that, an' I can't see how old Meg cinched her.

No wonder that Jenny groaned when the saddle was cinched upon her.

Either he has had the trunk and Wilkins taken in, or he's just determined that our guilt is cinched.

David took the pad and cinched it on the back of the stallion.

WORD ORIGIN

1859, American English, "saddle-girth," from Spanish cincha "girdle," from Latin cingulum "a girdle, a swordbelt," from cingere "to surround, encircle," from PIE root *kenk- (1) "to gird, encircle" (cf. Sanskrit kankate "binds," kanci "girdle;" Lithuanian kinkau "to harness horses"). Replaced earlier surcingle. Sense of "an easy thing" is 1898, via notion of "a sure hold" (1888).

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