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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hand-gallop an easy gallop, in which the speed of the horse is restrained by the bridle-hand
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hand; in all Teut. tongues, perh. rel. to Goth. hinthan, to seize.


In literature:

Nic raised his hand to his hat as he galloped off, but he did not turn his head.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
At length several horsemen, with arquebuses in their hands, galloped towards us.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
On galloped the horse, leaving him, as a consequence, hanging with one hand to the chain.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
He then waved his hand, and galloped up to the camp.
"The Trapper's Son" by W.H.G. Kingston
At last, wringing his hand, I told him to go back, while I galloped on.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
After a pleasant uphill while of soft galloping, she signaled with her hand, and once more the ponies walked.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
They started from the home ranch with a thunder of hoofs in unison, the riders checking their horses to a slow gallop with a heavy hand.
"Frontier Boys on the Coast" by Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
Gathering the reins in his hand he rode back a little distance, then gallopped full speed to the brink.
"The Great White Queen" by William Le Queux
She put on her armor as quickly as possible and galloped to the scene of the fight with her white standard in her hand.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
The horses bounded forward, and, urged by the postillions, raced away at a hand gallop.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
A wave of Jim's hand and he was off in his strong, steady gallop to new conquests.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
If the correct pace could be gauged to a nicety, I should say it is just a shade faster than a hand gallop.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
You could hold them in your hand so they scarcely showed at all and make a noise like a horse galloping across a bridge!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
On the other hand, they make capital race-ponies, for they are fast gallopers, and for their size can carry astounding weights.
"Life and sport in China" by Oliver G. Ready
Mounted on a fine dark chestnut she was coming along at a hand gallop.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
The great beasts all gallop left-handed, seeking an outlet in the ring of bush.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
With shouts and oaths, brandished sticks and panting breath, the farm hands galloped in his rear.
"A Question of Marriage" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
There were friends close at hand, and, saddling up hurriedly, the two prepared to gallop across to them.
"A Gallant Grenadier" by F.S. Brereton
Now as Dick after a fierce struggle brought the horse down to a gentle gallop, he dismounted and handed the reins to Raal.
"Tahara" by Harold M. Sherman
Ranger Radcliffe, galloping back beside Rosa's now docile mount, waved a hand to the boys.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee

In poetry:

Down crumbling steps I galloped fast;
Swart cliffs and gullies on each hand
Engulfed the night; dry, yellow sand,
Far-strewn with wreckage, gaped aghast.
"Nightmare" by E J Rupert Atkinson

In news:

Kixs 108?s Rob Garrett was on hand at Troubadours in downtown Cuero when Ruby Begonia took the first heat of the 'Great Gobbler Gallop ' in Worthington, Minnesota last Saturday… but it was a nail-biter.
Kixs 108?s Rob Garrett was on hand at Troubadours in downtown Cuero when Ruby Begonia took the first heat of the 'Great Gobbler Gallop' in Worthington, Minnesota last Saturday… but it was a nail-biter.