Which preposition to use with bridles

of Occurrences 63%

He knew all the vices of the "hereditary bondsmen" among whom he was going, and went among them, with yet unquenched aspirations, but with the bridle of discipline in his hand, resolved to pave the way towards the nation becoming better, by devoting himself to making it free.

on Occurrences 40%

Whenever Horace caught one of the horses which acted obstinately, and would not be led, he immediately threw him to the ground, put a saddle and bridle on him, and gave me Little Gray to take care of.

to Occurrences 32%

But without drawing rein, Major Washington rode straight to the governor's house, threw his bridle to a negro, and ordered a footman to announce him at once to his master.

in Occurrences 29%

Your French horseman is, in fact, rather like a knight of old, inasmuch as his attendants are required to set him on his horse with his face turned in the right direction, his bridle in his left hand, his whip in his right, and, it is to be supposed, his heart in his mouth.

with Occurrences 21%

" So, leaving my saddle and bridle with the wagons, we rode to the windward of the buffaloes, as usual, and when within a few hundred yards of them we dashed into the herd.

over Occurrences 19%

John Randolph was swinging along the green road with a bridle over his arm, whistling softly.

from Occurrences 15%

Now, thought I, is the time to "get my work in," as they say; and I pulled the blind-bridle from my horse, who knew as well as I did that we were out for buffaloesas he was a trained hunter.

at Occurrences 9%

When the works were completed the legions were placed before the retrenchments and the cavalry distributed with their horses bridled at the outposts.

for Occurrences 8%

He was cordially received by Uncle Elijah, who paid him every possible attention, and gave me a handsome saddle and bridle for my pony, and in the evening when we rode out to the farm to see my mother and sisters, I started ahead to show them my present, as well as to tell them who was coming.

into Occurrences 5%

The terms being readily accepted, she commanded him to go on all fours, and then, putting a bridle into his mouth, mounted on his back, and drove him about the room till he was so angry, weary, and disgusted, that he was quite cured of his foolish attachment.

out Occurrences 4%

When I was perhaps fourteen or fifteen years of age, I undertook to correct a young fellow named Ned, for some supposed offence; I think it was leaving a bridle out of its proper place; he being larger and stronger than myself took hold of my arms and held me, in order to prevent my striking him; this I considered the height of insolence, and cried for help, when my father and mother both came running to my rescue.

off Occurrences 3%

" He took the bridle off his steed, "Roam as thou wilt," said he. "As I gave Zaida her release, I give release to thee.

like Occurrences 2%

'Then would my behaviour to Mr. Hickman have been better liked; and my mother would have bridled like her daughter.

under Occurrences 2%

FROM WHAT IT ARISES.This arises from the bridle under the tongue being so short, or its attachment to the tongue extended so near the tip, as to interfere with the motions of the organ in sucking, and, in after years, in speaking.

before Occurrences 2%

Attracting no little attention from the group of loiterers around the market-cross, they passed the White-Lion Inn, and, turning into Henley Street, soon drew their bridles before a goodly cottage built of heavy timbers and standing with one of its peaked gables to the street.

near Occurrences 1%

One among them drew bridle near him, calling out: "Have you the right time?

across Occurrences 1%

"It is time you were home," said he, and throwing the bridle across his arm he rested his hand upon the saddle and walked slowly by her side.

behind Occurrences 1%

Just so a groom, with the bridle behind him, Tempts a free horse with some corn in a sieve.

during Occurrences 1%

In a very few minutes the sound of hoofs died away; but the fugitives did not draw bridle during the remainder of that night, for they knew not how long the pursuit might be continued.

about Occurrences 1%

"You, Gabe, go out and mind the horses; see that they don't twist the bridles about their legs.

round Occurrences 1%

To satisfy my mind I led my horse into the road and slipped the bridle round his foreleg; then retired a few yards and looked at himhe had not the colour of the black horse; he was a deep bay.

through Occurrences 1%

Sarrion dismounted, and drew the bridle through a ring and hook attached to the wall just inside the gates.

until Occurrences 1%

Closely veiled, and trembling as to her meeting with Mahomet, Ayesha rode with Safwan at her bridle until the next day they came up with the main column.

Which preposition to use with  bridles