Synonyms for harness

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"My harness is yours by the law of arms," said the Spaniard, gloomily.

When they arrived at the stable Mike headed straight for the harness room.

Lucky the cayuse who happens to be the right size for his harness.

The bully is not always, or, in fact, often the leader in harness.

Put our dead and wounded in the carts, and we can harness two of these chargers to them.

Matt it was who tried to put him into the harness and make him haul sled with the other dogs.

I broke lose for one day from routine, from drudgery and harness.

Fact is, my job is to get it into harness and put it to work.

The loom-girl in these parts is never too early at her harness and shuttle.

But now we've got Harness here let's get him to settle the whole thing.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "personal fighting equipment, body armor," also "armor or trappings of a war-horse," from Old French harnois "arms, equipment; harness; male genitalia; tackle; household equipment," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old Norse *hernest "provisions for an army," from herr "army" (see harry) + nest "provisions" (see nostalgia). Non-military sense of "fittings for a beast of burden" is from early 14c. German Harnisch "harness, armor" is the French word, borrowed into Middle High German. The Celtic words also are believed to be from French, as are Spanish arnes, Portuguese arnez, Italian arnese. Prive harness (late 14c.) was a Middle English term for "sex organs."

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