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a block of stone formerly used to aid a person when mounting a horse
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby mounting-block
mounter, Mount Everest, Mount Gambier, Mountie, mounting, mounting-block, Mount Isa, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mountlake Terrace, Mount Lebanon, Mount McKinley
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How to use mounting-block in a sentence
Seeing the Monk standing on his mounting-block, he asked: "What is this good Father saying?"The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
The word scamillus is a diminutive of scamnum, a mounting-block or bench.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
When she got down to the gate the only person in sight was Julia, drawing rein by the new white mounting-block at the gate.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
Fanny and Lee turned to their horses, held for them by a groom at a mounting block, and went home.Cytherea|Joseph Hergesheimer
Britt knelt and gave her his shoulders to serve as a mounting block.When Egypt Went Broke|Holman Day