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horseback

[′hȯrs‚bak]
(geology)
A low and sharp ridge of sand, gravel, or rock.
(mining engineering)
Shale or sandstone occurring in a channel that was cut by flowing water in a coal seam. Also known as cutout; horse; roll; swell; symon fault; washout.
To move or raise a heavy piece of machinery or timber by using a pinch bar as a lever. Also known as pinch.
References in classic literature ?
The conception of riding on horseback for a lady was, in Darya Alexandrovna's mind, associated with ideas of youthful flirtation and frivolity, which, in her opinion, was unbecoming in Anna's position.
Sviazhsky and Princess Varvara in a new char-a-banc with a big, raven-black trotting horse, overtook the party on horseback.
The other guards stood thunderstruck and amazed at this unexpected event, but recovering presence of mind, those on horseback seized their swords, and those on foot their javelins, and attacked Don Quixote, who was waiting for them with great calmness; and no doubt it would have gone badly with him if the galley slaves, seeing the chance before them of liberating themselves, had not effected it by contriving to break the chain on which they were strung.
She did at last extort from her father an acknowledgment that the horses were engaged; Jane was therefore obliged to go on horseback, and her mother attended her to the door with many cheerful prognostics of a bad day.
The men on horseback at once rushed at the two youths, leaving the three others to complete the plunder of the dead or wounded travelers; for on approaching nearer, instead of one extended figure, the young men discovered two.
Never did beggar on horseback display more headlong horsemanship.
That is the cause of this embarrassment; that is the cause of this hesitation; that is the cause of this order -- `Monsieur the lieutenant of my musketeers, be on horseback to-morrow at four o'clock in the morning.
Whether you prefer the excitement of casino gaming, the relaxation of a full-service spa and thermal baths, or the adventure of hiking, mountain biking, rafting, horseback riding or fishing, the possibilities are endless.
Golfing, biking or jogging on beautiful bike paths, or horseback riding on a mountain trail makes life good for locals.
She joked that while her daughter had fun in this first-ever horseback ride, she's the one who got stressed.
The Thor star saddles up as the leader of a dozen special forces soldiers who ride horseback into Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.
The Royal Mint said the couple appear in a double profile portrait on one side of the coin, while the reverse has them on horseback and is edged with the words "Wedded love has joined them in happiness 1947-2017".