The equestrian exercises, therefore, in which they are engaged, the nature of the countries they traverse, vast plains and mountains, pure and exhilarating in atmospheric qualities, seem to make them physically and mentally a more lively and mercurial race than the fur traders and trappers of former days, the self-vaunting "men of the north." A man who bestrides
a horse must be essentially different from a man who cowers in a canoe.
Butteridge could be seen sitting astride, much as a man bestrides
I move, I have the power of movement, I command movement of the live thing I bestride. I am possessed with the pomps of being, and know proud passions and inspirations.
"It is vastly wonderful for so stupid a clod to bestride the shoulders of time and ride the eternities."
This is almost realizing the fable of the centaurs; nor can we wonder at the equestrian adroitness of these savages, who are thus in a manner cradled in the saddle, and become in infancy almost identified with the animal they bestride
He held himself ready to bestride
the animal at a moment's notice, should flight become necessary; but he evidently thought that the procession of the faithful would pass without perceiving them amid the thick foliage, in which they were wholly concealed.
Idaeus did not dare to bestride
his brother's body, but sprang from the chariot and took to flight, or he would have shared his brother's fate; whereon Vulcan saved him by wrapping him in a cloud of darkness, that his old father might not be utterly overwhelmed with grief; but the son of Tydeus drove off with the horses, and bade his followers take them to the ships.
The friar took Robin Hood on his back, Deep water he did bestride
, And spake neither good word nor bad, Till he came at the other side.
The Ooni who bestrides
the cradle of the Yoruba race and sits on the oldest traditional throne in Black Africa nay the human race, commended Runsewe for pushing the quest for a new culture economy to the front burner of national discourse, making Nigerians very proud.
The town that bestrides
Kajiado and Makueni counties has been experiencing water shortages since June following management disputes at Nulturesh Water and Sanitation Company, the firm distributing water to Kajiado, Machakos and Makueni counties.
How can Vince ignore the smug, condescending and unelected Jean-Claude Junker as he bestrides
28 countries like a modern Napoleon on the early shift?
And there's no denying that each and every one of them bestrode, or bestrides
, their sport in a way most of their competitors have never come close to.