Vronsky moved into the middle of the crowd unnoticed, almost at the very moment when the bell rang at the finish of the race, and the tall, mudspattered horse-guard who came in first, bending over the saddle, let go the reins of his panting gray horse that looked dark with sweat.
He was calm and dignified as ever, and was with his own hands holding Frou-Frou by both reins, standing straight in front of her.
When everything was nearly ready and only the reins
had to be adjusted, Nikita sent the other man to the shed for some straw and to the barn for a drugget.
'give the gen'lm'n the ribbons.' 'Shiny Villiam'--so called, probably, from his sleek hair and oily countenance--placed the reins
And though one be a trier of the reins
, who still believeth that ye have reins
Then the boy picked up the reins
, shook them, and said "Gid-dap!"
Nicholas, in his old lady's dress over which he had belted his hussar overcoat, stood in the middle of the sleigh, reins
Take hold, then, of the whip and reins
while I stand upon the car to fight, or else do you wait this man's onset while I look after the horses."
Richard appeared in the air, describing the segment of a circle, of which the reins
were the radii, and landed, at the distance of some fifteen feet, in that snow-bank which the horses had dreaded, right end uppermost.
See if I do not prick your neck with my sting." The Draught-Mule replied, "I do not heed your threats; I only care for him who sits above you, and who quickens my pace with his whip, or holds me back with the reins
. Away, therefore, with your insolence, for I know well when to go fast, and when to go slow."
He loosened rein
, and away they went a second time.
"If I did not do exactly what he wanted he would get put out, and make me run round with that long rein
in the training field till he had tired me out.