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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 ?
For the first minute it seemed to her unsuitable for Anna to be on horseback. 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.' Which is as clear as if he had said, -- `Monsieur the lieutenant of my musketeers, to-morrow, at four, at the bridge of Blois -- do you understand?' Here is a state secret, then, which I, humble as I am, have in my possession, while it is in action.
A sculpture of a Royal on horseback showed what the city could afford.
But what sets these particular statues apart is that they show their subject on horseback.
The terror chief is moving on horseback by night and sleeping in caves by day, say senior anti-Taliban militiamen.
An officer on horseback invites constructive community contact in its own unique way.
It's deplorable that African American talents for tracking, languages, horseback riding and marksmanship were co-opted and misused.