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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HALTER

Put a halter round her neck, and sell her for a pot of beer.

I've no halter the way I can ride down on the mare, and I must go now quickly.

He struck the horse over the flank with the loose end of the halter rein.

They may win, and if they do, it will be our necks that will be put into the yoke--or the halter.

When they reached her gate, it was she who took the halter from Elvin's hand, and tied the horse.

In the midst of all the guard, in a cart, with a halter about his neck, rode Will Stutely.

Don't shoot, Smith, we're coming; save that hound for the halter!

He had acquired the hammer-head for the sum of $265 and Slim had thrown in the halter.

Maybe you think I'd ought to throw in a halter so's you can lead him away!

To the rear of this vehicle "General Jackson" was tethered by a halter.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hælftre "rope for leading a horse," from West Germanic *halftra- "that by which something is held" (cf. Old Saxon haliftra "halter," Old High German halftra, Middle Dutch halfter; see helve). In women's clothing sense, originally "strap attached to the top of a backless bodice and looped around the neck," 1935, later extended to the tops themselves.

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