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synonyms for snaffle

  • brake
  • bridle
  • leash
  • restraint
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How to use snaffle in a sentence

Deirdre heard the click, click of Ginger's snaffle, the chirping of young birds under the roof, while Conal was eating.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
The horses crunched them with a relish, their light snaffle bits acting as only slight impediments to their mastication.
PEGGY STEWART AT SCHOOLGABRIELLE E. JACKSON
A vigorous stirring is bound to upheave what is searched for, so in due course the Captain dug up a snaffle-bit.
JOHN ERMINE OF THE YELLOWSTONEFREDERIC REMINGTON
He wondered why she hadn't taken advantage of the situation here to snaffle a husband.
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
The latter held the reins in both hands, each rein being single and fastened to either side of a snaffle-like bit.
ASSYRIA, ITS PRINCES, PRIESTS AND PEOPLEA. H. (ARCHIBALD HENRY) SAYCE
Our untamed strength must be broken to the harness, and the snaffle bit be used upon our wayward powers.
THE MEANING OF FAITHHARRY EMERSON FOSDICK
John, by his master's orders, had put on a curbbit; in place of the easy snaffle to which the mare had always been accustomed.
DULCIBELHENRY PETERSON
Fit the snaffle-rein next, by the buckles, and see that it falls about half an inch below the angle of the mouth.
RIDING FOR LADIESMRS. POWER O'DONOGHUE
There is not among the whole range of bits any so mild or suitable to a learner as the common snaffle.
RIDING FOR LADIESMRS. POWER O'DONOGHUE
A really good double bridle for ordinary riding is a Dwyer curb (which has very short cheeks), and a common smooth snaffle.
RIDING FOR LADIESMRS. POWER O'DONOGHUE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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