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saddle blanket

a saddle-shaped pad, as of felt or sheepskin, placed beneath the saddle to prevent it from irritating the horse's skin.
Origin of saddle blanket
1730-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Syrian saddle-blanket is a quilted mattress two or three inches thick.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • He was swathed in his slicker an saddle-blanket to keep warm, an was sound asleep.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • Then we crawled under the wagon, covered ourselves with the pony's saddle-blanket, and went to sleep.

  • "Fetch the saddle-blanket an' set with your backs to the fire," said Roy.

  • Aletha rode behind her cousin on the saddle-blanket, and apparently suffered little if at all.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Mr. Stott sat alone on his saddle-blanket lost in meditation of a sombre nature, and Pinkey and Miss Eyester whispered apart.

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart
  • The next night somebody inaugurated a game of pitch on a saddle-blanket by lantern light.

    The Sheriff of Badger George B. Pattullo
  • Carrying her saddle-blanket she came to him and stood quietly looking down into his upturned face.

    The Bells of San Juan Jackson Gregory
  • He had removed his saddle-blanket and spread it on the earth, forming a rug for her.

  • If a horse or mule is found to be sweating when unsaddled, it is well to allow the saddle-blanket to remain until the skin is dry.

    How to Travel Thomas W. Knox

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