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crupper

1. a strap from the back of a saddle that passes under the horse's tail to prevent the saddle from slipping forwards
2. the part of the horse's rump behind the saddle
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crupper strap--A leather strap with a padded semicircular loop.
whinnies with her eyes, she dilates her nostrils, she wiggles her crupper, she curvets, she suddenly goes into a short dog-trot--And then I stand with my arms folded, following her complacently with my eyes, and considering whether she should be ridden on a bit or a snaffle, whether I should give her an English or a Polish saddle--and so forth--.
While earlier the dogs urinated on her head (an ambiguous reference, as her head would have almost certainly been covered, perhaps another ironic link to Christ's mock coronation), her sleeves, her crupper, and her shoes, this last reference to the woman's apparel completes the synecdoche between the Lady's clothing and her pretension.
Never before had there been a single-minded gathering like this for those passionate about children," said John Crupper of Awana Clubs International, a group that describes itself as a "non-denominational ministry that assists churches in reaching children and teenagers with the gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him.
The girths around them wear their bellies as raw as a piece of beefsteak while the crupper under the tail absolutely lays bare the backbone.
Donkeys and mules don't have the big shoulders horses have, so their saddles have a special tail piece called a crupper to prevent saddle and rider from sliding forward onto the animal's neck.
Beyond all the metaphors that have passed into our speech--all the ponytails and tantivies, the horsebeans, horseleeches, and horselaughs, beyond all the junkies shooting white horse and all the cutpurses hung from the mare foaled of an acorn--beyond that there is, most excellent of all, the terminology, the words we have evolved in order to live in such close association with these beings for such a long time, to be able to talk about them and what they do: piebald and roan, withers and farrier, crupper and martingale.
Because of the lack of pronounced withers on most mules, you will also need to use a breeching ("britchin'," as we call it) or a crupper, both of which attach to the saddle and go around the mule's rump or under the tail to keep the saddle from sliding forward.
Kicking Strap--A strap fastened to the crupper strap of the harness in breaking colts.
1 I don't deny the saviour "Q" I postulate prepuce of "Q" the dirty human girded back the human crupper insurrect -