Thesaurus / haunches
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Pulling the horse on his haunches, and swinging him round at the same moment as if on a pivot, he made a bound to the left.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Old Captain sat up on his haunches, his slantwise eyes wide open with wonder.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
"Stop, my young friend," said Crafty, sitting bolt upright on his haunches.
But Frederick seized the horse by the bridle, and with a violent jerk forced the animal back upon its haunches.
Charley's horse fell back upon his haunches;—there was giant might in the hand that reined him;—an inch nearer, and she was lost!
Squatting on his haunches he wrenched a large tobacco-wad from a black plug, then leaned over towards his neighbour and grunted.
MENOTAHERNEST G. HENHAM
The arrow fairly transfixed his right eye, causing him to pull up on his haunches, and roar with pain.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
He tried to sit up on his hind legs and dry his front paws, but other waves washed over the raft and wet his haunches.
BUMPER, THE WHITE RABBITGEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
Perceiving her, he threw his horse back on its haunches, to prevent a collision.
DEVIL'S FORDBRET HARTE
Suddenly they saw the flying Numidians throw their horses upon their haunches.
THE LION'S BROODDUFFIELD OSBORNE
WORDS RELATED TO HAUNCHES
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