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Literary usage of Martingal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Stable Talk and Table Talk: Or, Spectacles for Young Sportsmen by Harry Hieover (1846)
"For ladies (who more frequently use the nose-martingal than men) I hold it in utter dread and abhorrence, unless put on so very long as merely to act if the ..."
2. On Seats and Saddles: Bits and Bitting and the Prevention and Cure of by Francis Dwyer (1868)
"The martingal has the same contrivance, as usual, of a buckle for forming ... The usual length of the martingal from the ring to the buckle is 3^- to 4 feet ..."
3. The Handy Horse-book, Or, Practical Instructions in Driving, Riding, and the by Cavalry officer, Robert Blackall Graham, Maurice Hartland J. Mahon (1867)
"The Ring-martingal is intended solely for the field with a horse whose head cannot be kept down ; but it requires to be used with nice judgment, ..."
4. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1829)
"The first consists of the common martingal and spare martingal rein; the second has the gag-bit and rein ; and the third, the martingal running rein. ..."
5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"The word, spelt martingal, is given in Johnson only with respect to the horse. ... Cf. Span, martingal, an old kind of breeches ; Ital. martingala, ..."