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double harness

noun
1.
harness for a pair of horses.
Idioms
2.
in double harness, Informal. married.
Origin of double harness
1865-1870
An Americanism dating back to 1865-70
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  • How to harness a horse correctly in single or double harness, and to drive.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
  • Then together in double harness They will trot along down the line, Until death shall call them over To a bright and sunny clime.

    Cowboy Songs Various
  • Wives will do good team work when they are broken to double harness with their husbands.

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter
  • Insatiably curious, he yet contrived to drive his chimeras in double harness and safely.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Know how to harness correctly in a single or double harness, and how to drive.

  • Know how to harness a horse correctly in single or double harness and to drive.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America
  • I also bought a double harness in Chicago and shipped with the rig, and we crossed on the same boat.

    Twenty Years of Hus'ling J. P. Johnston

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