First, a stiff heavy collar just on my neck, and a bridle with great side-pieces against my eyes called blinkers
, and blinkers
indeed they were, for I could not see on either side, but only straight in front of me; next, there was a small saddle with a nasty stiff strap that went right under my tail; that was the crupper.
That honest wagoner is thinking of his dinner, getting sadly dry in the oven at this late hour; but he will not touch it till he has fed his horses,--the strong, submissive, meek-eyed beasts, who, I fancy, are looking mild reproach at him from between their blinkers
, that he should crack his whip at them in that awful manner as if they needed that hint!
Horses, scarcely better; splashed to their very blinkers
. Foot passengers, jostling one another's umbrellas in a general infection of ill temper, and losing their foot-hold at street-corners, where tens of thousands of other foot passengers have been slipping and sliding since the day broke (if this day ever broke), adding new deposits to the crust upon crust of mud, sticking at those points tenaciously to the pavement, and accumulating at compound interest.
He tried as it were to keep his mind in blinkers, to see nothing but the light of the candles on the altar-screen, the icons, and those conducting the service.
The blinkers were adjusted again and he felt tranquillized, and repeating his childhood's prayer: 'Lord, receive me, receive me!' he felt not merely at ease, but thrilled and joyful.
You can so seldom get hold of a man as can turn his brains to more nor one thing; it's just as if they wore blinkers
like th' horses and could see nothing o' one side of 'em.
"If I had not taken that turn when I was a lad," he thought, "I might have got into some stupid draught-horse work or other, and lived always in blinkers
. I should never have been happy in any profession that did not call forth the highest intellectual strain, and yet keep me in good warm contact with my neighbors.
And then to be shut in on each side, with these ballads, like so many book-leaf blinkers
! Why, its delightful!'
The Philippine National Police - Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) destroyed 7,130 illegal mufflers, blinkers
and sirens seized from convoys and motorcades of political parties during the 2019 May midterm election campaign period.
More than 3,000 tickets were sold for 'Blinkers
' race night on Friday, when Gosforth Park hosted a full racing card, DJs, giveaways, beer pong, a funfair and rodeo bull.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has stepped up its campaign against erring candidates for the midterm election, as police commanders nationwide have been instructed to run after those who were using sirens and blinkers
EDITORIAL - A ban on sirens, blinkers
!-- -- (The Philippine Star) - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am It was one of the most memorable and applauded directives of Benigno Aquino III when he assumed the presidency in 2010: a ban on the use of wang-wang or sirens as well as blinkers
on civilian vehicles.