pommel


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pommel

the raised part on the front of a saddle

pommel, pomel

A rounded finial.
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From the Woods, on a roan horse, carbine across pommel, rode the young man with the quick black eyes.
He put the carbine away in its boot, mounted, and waited impatiently, balancing the shirt of apples on the pommel.
A bullet went through his hat, but he was unaware, though he did know when another tore through the apples on the pommel.
Didst notice the night that he returned from the chambers of O-Mai and was boasting of his exploit, that when he would summon slaves to bring wine he reached for his dagger to strike the gong with its pommel as is always his custom?
The rider was a stern-faced man, hard of mouth and dry of eye, with a heavy sword clanking at his side, and a stiff white bundle swathed in linen balanced across the pommel of his saddle.
A carbine, strikingly foreshortened, lay across the pommel of the saddle, kept in place by the right hand grasping it at the "grip"; the left hand, holding the bridle rein, was invisible.
Whitlock (pictured right), who won Olympic pommel horse bronze at London 2012, also qualified for the pommel horse final in seventh place with a routine of 15.
Whitlock, who won Olympic pommel horse bronze at London 2012, also qualified for the pommel horse final in seventh place with a routine of 15.
The 23-year-old scored the same as arch-rival Krisztian Berki of Hungary in the pommel horse final at London 2012 but was demoted to the silver medal position after a tie-break ruled in his opponent's favour due to his higher execution score.
However, a faltering pommel horse performance from England and a series of supreme rings routines from Australia saw the Aussies emerge victorious with 259.
Blaine Wilson was knocked nearly senseless in a fall from the high bar, Brett McClure plunged from the pommel horse and their teammates suffered various slips and bobbles.
Britain's top Olympic gymnast fell off the pommel horse during Monday night's men's team final, taking with him any chance of a medal.