Most every other visitor believed dinosaurs roamed the earth with human beings; hence the saddle.
But today, skyrocketing costs price way too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle them with unsustainable debt.
Sometimes our guide urged us all into a trot, and we bounced across the desert floor, me learning just how hard a saddle can feel.
This is the baggage with which we saddle abandoned, orphaned, or disabled children given a fresh start at family life.
In February 1909, at age 79, he toppled drunk from his saddle at Fort Sill, Okla.
Hoddan painstakingly fastened his bag to the saddle of the lead horse.
It was lying in the road like a saddle, as Tom Purdie expressed it.
Thus you can do more good ten-fold than you could do in the saddle.'
One side was in the saddle and determined; the other afoot and grimly desperate.
Trooper Lannis led out his horse and Stormont's, and got into the saddle.
Old English sadol "seat for a rider," from Proto-Germanic *sathulaz (cf. Old Norse söðull, Old Frisian sadel, Dutch zadel, zaal, German Sattel "saddle"), from PIE *sed- (1) "to sit" (cf. Latin sedere "to sit," Old Church Slavonic sedlo "saddle;" see sedentary). Figurative phrase in the saddle "in an active position of management" is attested from 1650s. Saddle stitch (n.) was originally in bookbinding (1887).
Old English sadolian "to put a riding saddle on;" see saddle (n.). The meaning "to load with a burden" is first recorded 1690s. Related: Saddled; saddling.
saddle sad·dle (sād'l)
A structure shaped like a saddle.