Major martingale's voice sounded as if it were made from the best adamant and was warranted to withstand any pressure.
Their bridle has but a simple snaffle-bit, and no martingale.
A similar contrivance adapted to a martingale to support the jib-boom in that particular part where the jib-tack is fixed.
The gaub lines or back ropes go from the martingale in-board.
Even old Major martingale was there eating hot buttered toast, but I can't make one of them say that he gave me that clover leaf.
Major martingale tugged at his mustache and looked at her in surprise.
This, if not a guarantee for their future happiness, is still the best "martingale" the game of marriage admits of.
Major martingale was glad that she was beginning to understand.
Action followed thought, and I ordered the second mate and the crew forward to see what could be done with the martingale guy.
It came from the right, from the room Major martingale used as an office.
1580s, from Middle French martingale (16c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old Provençal martegalo, fem. of martegal "inhabitant of Martigue," making the etymological sense "worn in the manner of the people of Martigue;" or perhaps from Spanish almartaga, word for a sort of halter or rein, from Arabic almartak, in which case it might have been influenced in form by the Provençal word.