Mandy could hardly wait for the unloading and tethering of the ponies.
Meanwhile, Freeman had dismounted, and was tethering his horse.
tethering his horse to a tree near by he advanced towards it, and the moon—now risen—faintly touched it with light.
tethering their ponies, the Indians cast their blankets on the ground, after having first picked out a suitable place.
He dismounted beside the body, tethering his horse in the hollow between two rocky promontories through which the path swung.
“It looks like a deer country,” Joses had said as they were tethering the horses amongst some magnificent grass.
We go into camp a little before sunset, tethering two or three of the horses, and letting the others range.
The boys by this time had dismounted and were tethering their horses while the mountaineers looked on curiously.
The field apportioned to Langdale, by Harrison's inn, was no doubt used for the tethering of horses from that distant valley.
Ah, they are tethering them to the great posts of stone in the middle of the green square.
late 14c., "rope for fastening an animal," probably from Old Norse tjoðr "tether," from Proto-Germanic *teudran (cf. Danish tøir, Swedish tjuder, Old Frisian tiader, Middle Dutch tuder, Dutch tuier "line, rope," Old High German zeotar "pole of a cart"), from PIE root *deu- "to fasten" + instrumentive suffix *-tro-. Figurative sense of "measure of one's limitations" is attested from 1570s.
late 15c., from tether (n.). Related: Tethered; tethering.