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pommel

the high part at the front of the seat of the riding saddle.
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He put the carbine away in its boot, mounted, and waited impatiently, balancing the shirt of apples on the pommel.
A bullet went through his hat, but he was unaware, though he did know when another tore through the apples on the pommel.
His well-executed routines were impressive and helped him achieve high scores of 13 on pommels and 11.
He said: "It was tremendous to beat older gymnasts on pommels and parallel bars for the first time.
Several other parts of such swords are known, all pommels apart from a guard in the British Museum.
The identification of this source is also the key to understanding the wider art-historical context of the sword and the pommels of others that relate to it.
Wilson was the first to go, getting caught up in the pommels before finally dropping off.
Olympic gymnastics trials Thursday night in Boston, and the fickle pommel horse took care of the rest.