ride


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ride

1. control and direct a horse while mounted on it.
2. lane cut through a wood.

ride work
to ride a horse for the purpose of training it for a race.
References in classic literature ?
I was just thinking what a beastly uncomfortable place a forest is to ride in.
Let's ride," and he reined his pony into the dark shadows of the wood.
I was sure she would ride well," said Julia; "she has the make for it.
When they parted at night Edmund asked Fanny whether she meant to ride the next day.
Perhaps," the Duke suggested diffidently, "you would like to ride over, Prince?
For a man who has never even hunted and knows nothing whatever about the country," Somerfield declared, "to attempt to ride in a steeplechase of this sort is sheer folly.
Yet I have known the king's enemies claim to ride in his same," said Sir Nigel.
I pray you, Edricson, to ride up to them and to ask them the cause of it.
Then was Arthur wroth and said to himself, 'I will ride to the churchyard, and take the sword with me that sticketh in the stone, for my brother Sir Kay shall not be without a sword this day.
In the evening we took a ride round the estate: it contained two square leagues and a half, and was situated in what is called a rincon; that is, one side was fronted by the Plata, and the two others guarded by impassable brooks.
It seems at first strange that it can answer to kill mares for such a trifle; but as it is thought ridiculous in this country ever to break in or ride a mare, they are of no value except for breeding.
and will bear with the pace of this poor jade, I shall be glad to ride on with you to the Warren, sir, and hold your horse when you dismount.