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Rearing is less common than shying, but more dangerous from the risk of pulling the horse over backward.
HORSEMANSHIP FOR WOMENTHEODORE HOE MEAD
The right pedal and toe-clip dug into the horse's ribs and caused a good deal of shying and side-stepping.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
The policeman's paroxysm of fear and the horse's fit of shying were facts.
SCOTTISH GHOST STORIESELLIOTT O'DONNELL
Meantime the boys kept on shying rotten eggs and crackers, and there was nothing but righting and rushing.'
LIFE OF JOHN COLERIDGE PATTESONCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
He wondered if he were really something of a bore with it, and whether men were shying off from him at the club on account of it.
QUESTIONABLE SHAPESWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
It was soon obvious to Susan that politicians in the East as well as in Kansas were shying away from woman suffrage.
SUSAN B. ANTHONYALMA LUTZ
I say,” cried Gedge; “keep shying a hye back now and then to see if the gents is all right.
FIX BAY'NETSGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
He was, in truth, a very troublesome animal; boggling and shying at everything that presented itself to his solitary optic.
WILSON'S TALES OF THE BORDERS AND OF SCOTLAND, VOLUME IVARIOUS
The three men mounted their horses and rode away, but Philip's mare was, as usual, shying at every tree.
THE BOOK OF THE BUSHGEORGE DUNDERDALE
He wouldn't find this chicken shying his gold and his gems back at his head, I can tell you.
CLEEK, THE MASTER DETECTIVETHOMAS W. HANSHEW

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