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horse block

noun
1.
a step or block of stone, wood, etc., for getting on or off a horse or in or out of a vehicle.
Origin of horse block
1745-1755
1745-55
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  • Both gentlemen stepped down to the horse block to meet and help her to dismount.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • There they saw the beautiful Rhiannon sitting on the horse block at the gate.

    Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis
  • I walked across the street, mounted a horse block, and preached for an hour to an interested audience.

  • Will you tell me why it has 'State Asylum' on the horse block?

    Manslaughter Alice Duer Miller
  • He descended into the courtyard, and could not help smiling as his eye fell upon a figure seated on the horse block.

  • The pony had stumbled over the horse block at the very door of the Long Tom ranch house.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • A good rider should never mount from a horse block or a fence.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • Mrs. Kipley called out, as he managed, by the aid of the horse block, to get into the saddle.

  • She ran all the way to the druggist's and back, and as she entered the house she glanced at the horse block spitefully.

    The Incubator Baby Ellis Parker Butler
  • "I'll wait for you here," repeated Alcinda taking up her position on the horse block by the gate.

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