They ride silently like shadows, with no clatter of stirrup or chink of bit.
She cringed and fell to her knees, screaming and seizing his stirrup.
With one foot in the stirrup, Dave turned savagely: "Why don't you go up in the Gap with me now an' fight it out like a man?"
He then grasped the pole tightly in his arms, and placed his feet firmly in the stirrup.
Instantly every left foot is in stirrup; but before they can swing into the saddle a joyous cry is in their ears, and pop!
Malicorne hastened to hold the stirrup for him, but the king was already in the saddle.
I was dragged thus over a quarter of a mile, and would undoubtedly have been killed had not one and then the other stirrup broken.
And then he was at her stirrup, smiling up at her broadly and cordially.
The seaman had followed the departing Lionel to the door of the little inn and stood by his stirrup after he had got to horse.
While doing this, she should be careful not to put any weight on the stirrup.
Old English stigrap, literally "climbing rope," from stige "a climbing, ascent" (from Proto-Germanic *stigaz "climbing;" see stair) + rap (see rope). Originally a looped rope as a help for mounting. Germanic cognates include Old Norse stigreip, Old High German stegareif, German stegreif. Surgical device used in childbirth, etc., so called from 1884. Stirrup-cup (1680s) was a cup of wine or other drink handed to a man already on horseback and setting out on a journey, hence "a parting glass" (cf. French le vin de l'etrier).
stirrup stir·rup (stûr'əp, stĭr'-)