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ride

I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bicycle ride
▪ They went for a 50 km bicycle ride.
a bike ride
▪ We used to go for long bike rides in the summer holidays.
a bus ride/journey/trip
▪ It's a 20-minute bus ride into town.
a cab ride (=trip in a cab)
▪ It's only a short cab ride to Georgetown.
a cycle ride (=trip on a bicycle for pleasure)
▪ We went for a 20 km cycle ride.
a rough ride (=a time when you are criticized, opposed etc)
▪ She was given a rough ride by the press.
▪ Though the President pushed the bill through the House of Representatives, it faces a rough ride in the Senate.
a taxi ride
▪ The centre of town is a five minute taxi ride away.
comfortable to wear/use/ride etc
▪ My bike isn’t very comfortable to ride.
football/rugby/riding/ski boots
▪ Take your muddy football boots off before you come inside.
hitch a ride/lift (with sb)
▪ We hitched a ride with a trucker.
park and ride
ridden pillion
▪ Tom had never ridden pillion before.
ride a bicycle
▪ Riding a bicycle is very good exercise.
ride a bike
▪ Her Dad taught her to ride a bike and to drive.
ride a busAmerican English
▪ It was the first time Craig had ridden a bus downtown by himself.
ride out a storm (=survive it without being damaged)
▪ The Greek fleet had ridden out the storm near Euboia.
ride out the storm (=survive the situation)
▪ Do you think the government will be able to ride out the storm?
riding bareback
▪ He’d been riding bareback all his life.
smooth flight/ride (=a comfortable trip in an airplane or car)
▪ It wasn’t a very smooth ride.
walking/riding/farming etc country
▪ To the east is an area of rich farming country.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
along
▪ When the roadway was finished four of the boys sat on a train to ride along the roadway.
▪ By this time the body count was getting so high, sensible people refused to ride along with us.
▪ Together they rode along in the dark, Tess holding on to Alec.
▪ Sophia Museum, the Blue Mosque and a ferry ride along the Bosphorus.
▪ Branch manager Richard Fairhurst took a back seat for the day, as he rode along on the back of a tandem.
▪ He rode along the narrow road towards Emminster and his parents' house.
▪ We hired bicycles and rode along the rutted road to the reserve.
▪ She had been riding along a road with a little girl and Clare's small pony Kizzy on a leading rein.
around
▪ She was riding around town looking for George on his Bay Horse to hear of his encounter with the Dragon.
▪ They put on a bed sheet and ride around trying to get something out of their systems.
▪ She rode around the blazing pyre.
▪ With all that rubber between you and it, it's like riding around in a car and never getting out.
▪ I never rode around bends or up steep hills.
▪ Later, I asked her if she wasn't frightened to ride around like that.
away
▪ Remembering how she had stood on the tower battlements the next morning, watching her knight ride away.
▪ Giving away rides on Air Force One.
▪ They galloped up until they were within shouting distance, exchanged words with Arghatun, and then rode away again.
▪ The prince and the eldest stepsister rode away together.
▪ The group had then ridden away across the river.
▪ As he rides away, the sunset gilds his silhouette.
▪ Tyrion rode away with his army.
▪ As I rode away, I noticed that the front disc brake still faded erratically.
back
▪ The leaders turned and rode back to the inferno of a village.
▪ Knights who had ridden forth under the banner of this leader or that rode back on their own.
▪ They rode back to Kinsai late in the afternoon.
▪ Russell mounted his horse, rode off, and rode back at full gallop toward the trailer.
▪ When we're alone, you and I will leave and ride back here to fetch the King.
▪ The master and I rode back to the house that night drunk with joy.
▪ Quickly the king's son mounted his horse again and rode back over forty-nine kingdoms.
▪ They rode back to Queenstown in a silence made steamy by the aftermath of heavy rains.
down
▪ Then advance at the charge, in line abreast, and ride down the usurper's camp.
▪ The kids are allowed to ride down if they want the thrill of the elevator ride.
▪ He was ridden down before he could reach the comparative safety of his parsonage at Yateley.
▪ Grant rode down to the river to exchange congratulations with Admiral Porter on their joint victory.
▪ As they rode down the village, George noted how clean and tidy it was.
▪ We rode down in a limousine, my first time in a limousine.
▪ Next day, as Ginger was ridden down the same road, he saw that the bins were still there.
▪ The crested helmet of the warrior gleamed in dawn sun and he turned and rode down on Tallis.
home
▪ We rode home through a brilliant day smelling of primroses.
▪ On the long ride home they did not talk much.
▪ We were glad to know that the little boy was allowed to ride home with the others.
▪ On the train ride home, Mr Tanaka sat stone-faced, as if he could not hear the complaining around him.
▪ Five Joan rode home, her heart heavy as lead.
▪ And you expect me to ride home like that?
▪ On the 10-rouble bus ride home, approaching the industrial glare of the night city, we retreat into contemplation.
▪ But Will caught a fever and then rode home through the cold spring rain.
in
▪ She performed with great natural charm in a television interview and marvelled at all the stretch-limousines she rode in.
▪ He wants to ride in on pop so we can't ignore him.
▪ Antley has won the past five stakes he has ridden in.
▪ He's just ridden in from London, and his lady's here to meet him.
▪ The rain had stopped but the mosquitoes were out in alarming numbers and there was no jeep to ride in.
▪ The Steam Tank is also very uncomfortable to ride in.
▪ After another hour of waiting and riding in the vehicle followed.
off
▪ Then another man picked me up, swung me in front of him and we rode off.
▪ Russell mounted his horse, rode off, and rode back at full gallop toward the trailer.
▪ Ramsay was the first to ride off, with an unknown but substantial following, north-about round the town's broken-down walling.
▪ He looked about him, for once strangely ill at ease, disconcerted to learn that she had ridden off ahead of him.
▪ At the time, however, rejected again, he bade farewell and, dejected, rode off.
▪ Anyway, they're always falling off riding across country and they know how to fall.
▪ He climbs up, rescues her, they ride off together.
on
▪ Next morning, with no sign of the Earl, they rode on to Berwick.
▪ We rode on, and I got out at the first stop sign and walked back.
▪ Unfortunately as the blocks reached the wall at either side they could not ride on or off at the ends.
▪ We rode on to Safford, hit a bar and had a hell of a good time.
▪ With three blocks removed, it was just the right length for riding on at one end and off at the other.
▪ General Pemberton rode on himself....
▪ After it's been dished out the paymasters ride on to take the pay to the men cutting down the forest.
▪ The thirteen men moved closer together as they rode on.
out
▪ Together they ride out into the country.
▪ He lay on the track for five minutes before being rescued by two friends who were also out riding.
▪ He hunkered down and rode out the storm.
▪ So, at half-past eleven that night, Sapt and I rode out to the house in New Avenue.
▪ No estimates were available on the number of residents who had chosen to ride out the storm.
▪ It needs to ride out the storms of adverse publicity.
▪ Administrative force and nerve were not lacking, and the constitutional government managed to ride out the storm.
over
▪ I rode over to Cherry Street and looked at the houses.
▪ Drifting out of an open window, riding over a choppy bassline, comes the distinctive voice of Omar.
▪ George rode over and roped him.
▪ Movie star Tom Mix, filming on location in nearby Bishop, rode over with a mariachi band and joined the party.
▪ The scheme involves trial riding over a series of obstacles.
▪ As their carriage went by, Nora smiling, Sarah aghast, Flynn came riding over.
roughshod
▪ Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.
up
▪ Her nightgown had ridden up around her waist, and she enjoyed feeling his hard, muscular legs entwined around hers.
▪ I took a horse and rode up.
▪ There was a female slave working outside, but when Burun rode up she did not even raise her head.
▪ So we decide to ride up to Graveyard Lake to see about getting some ducks, or maybe a moose.
▪ Colberg rode up as hundreds of people - women, children, men - ran out of the woods along the riverbank upstream.
▪ He rode up and down Main Street twice, circled the war monument and checked the lot behind the post office.
▪ The Supports are comfortable, they do not ride up or slip down and are suitable for all racket sports.
▪ They rode up in the elevator again.
■ NOUN
bicycle
▪ We hired bicycles and rode along the rutted road to the reserve.
▪ I panicked too, and without a moment's hesitation mounted the bicycle and tried to ride away on it.
bike
▪ From a safe distance he saw him rev up a motor bike and ride away.
▪ Kerry was on his older bike, riding between Ronny Taskin and Alistair in the vanguard of a flock of other boys.
▪ They took the bike then and rode along the coast to Blakeney.
▪ I'd been down the prom on my bike, and was riding up the posh part to our street.
▪ One after the other, Nat, Aldo, Jimmy and Ben got on to their bikes and rode off.
▪ With news like that, you can understand him wanting to get his leg over an old bike and ride all night.
bus
▪ On the 10-rouble bus ride home, approaching the industrial glare of the night city, we retreat into contemplation.
car
▪ Few cars ride and handle so well, even fewer offer such good value for money.
▪ The Indianapolis resident also admitted using marijuana during an afternoon car ride last spring with two other midshipmen.
crest
▪ She rode on a great crest of spittle, from one tongue, one watery taste, to another.
▪ Chiseled into the first was the outline of a boat riding the crest of a wave.
▪ Lois was riding the crest of it.
▪ Its literacy struggle rode the crest of revolution.
▪ Booker Washington, riding a crest of popularity, taunted Turner with statistics.
horse
▪ I took a horse and rode up.
▪ The race could have been laid on especially for that horse you rode before.
▪ Russell mounted his horse, rode off, and rode back at full gallop toward the trailer.
▪ For a few minutes, Hope thought of saddling up a horse and riding the eight miles up to Keswick.
▪ Every horse ridden into the fight, my own among them, was dead.
▪ The sun, being creative and horse riding.
▪ A big dray horse might be suited to haul a coal wagon, a more delicate saddle horse to recreational riding.
horses
▪ Anxiety in the horse has many other unfortunate side effects besides the obvious problems of handling and riding such horses.
▪ Jane had never been known for fights with teachers or desires to ride too many horses.
▪ We could have hiked, taken four-wheel-drive excursions, ridden horses, signed up for diving instruction.
▪ I love to see thern around the place, riding their horses, wearing ties, shooting in their tweeds.
▪ One minute we were riding our horses, the next we were surrounded by five villains intent on murder.
▪ They were always represented as riding splendid snow-white horses, but Homer distinguishes Castor above Pollux for horsemanship.
▪ He had ridden eight of their horses, and studied videos with anyone who asked.
▪ I had a ten-speed bike, and there were kids here who rode their horses to school.
storm
▪ It needs to ride out the storms of adverse publicity.
▪ He hunkered down and rode out the storm.
▪ Overall, use of search is now widespread enough to enable search firms to ride out storms in specific sectors.
▪ No estimates were available on the number of residents who had chosen to ride out the storm.
▪ Nirvana Inc battened down the hatches and made to ride out the storm.
▪ Roosevelt rode out the storm by stressing the temporary nature of the deal.
▪ A high number of singular military displays more than took up the slack, riding a post- Desert Storm popularity wave.
▪ Administrative force and nerve were not lacking, and the constitutional government managed to ride out the storm.
train
▪ When the roadway was finished four of the boys sat on a train to ride along the roadway.
▪ We had seen the little underground train which congressmen rode and we had visited one of our senators in his office.
▪ On the train ride home, Mr Tanaka sat stone-faced, as if he could not hear the complaining around him.
▪ We decide to spend the day in Osaka, a thirty-minute train ride from our apartment.
wave
▪ He rode women the way he rode waves.
▪ However the early reports from the surfers has been that conditions for riding the waves have actually improved.
▪ Despite this the finale still manages to ride on a wave bigger than any individual personality, bigger than the music itself.
▪ On weekends, this connoisseur of contemporary language stations himself on the couch, clicker in hand, riding the on-air waves.
▪ At the end of the day, who cares if they're boogie boarding off Newquay or riding big waves in Scarborough?
▪ Rex later commented on how smoothly she rode out the waves.
winner
▪ During his racing career he rode 1,544 winners.
▪ During the subsequent week, she had ridden three winners, only one of which was for Bill Templeman.
▪ Russell's loss was Marcus Gorman's gain, as the 28-year-old stockbroker was riding his first ever winner.
▪ Editors love riding a winner into the ground.
▪ Collectively they rode four winners, six seconds, and two thirds from a total of 34 rides.
■ VERB
learn
▪ A favourite place was Newbeggin-in-Teesdale where they stayed at a farm and where he learned to ride.
▪ Students may remember their early failures in learning to ride a bike or a skateboard, or learning to swim.
▪ He looked about him, for once strangely ill at ease, disconcerted to learn that she had ridden off ahead of him.
▪ I need help learning how to to ride it and I want to show my friends that I know how.
▪ Eventually she learned to ride with the help of a neighbour.
▪ Once he learned to ride his gains and cut his losses, he never looked back.
▪ She would not have had time to learn to ride a bicycle once refugees and partisans started coming to the house.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bumpy ride/time
▪ Euro Disney had a bumpy ride as the market digested its results, sinking to a low of 813p down 35p.
▪ It had been a bumpy ride, through the tail end of a thunderstorm.
▪ It is therefore going to be, at best, a bumpy ride.
▪ It was the same man who had jostled her repeatedly during a bumpy ride on the Lexington Avenue Express subway.
▪ Since the programme was announced in 1998, like previous eradication campaigns, it has had a bumpy ride.
▪ The plant had had a bumpy ride since Cellatex was sold off by the chemicals giant Rhne-Poulenc in 1991.
be on/riding the crest of a wave
get/take a free ride
▪ Suppose we get a free ride into the land of happiness?
▪ The company got a free ride on just about everything.
ride roughshod over sb/sth
▪ Critics claim that certain powerful interests are able to ride roughshod over plans and competitors.
▪ He was readily obeyed, even when he outraged the sensibilities of the privileged and rode roughshod over their traditional rights.
▪ I told them they should be riding roughshod over whoever compiled tha bus and send them to Stavropol Territory right now.
▪ In particular it has attempted to take on board community aspirations and local authority plans rather than ride roughshod over local wishes.
▪ Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.
▪ Recent weeks have seen it ride roughshod over ostrich breeders, society con artists, champagne fraudsters and the occasional fallen tycoon.
ride/sit side-saddle
walk/ride etc abreast
▪ Corbett and Ranulf, riding abreast, stopped and gazed at the chaos.
▪ If there are six people walking abreast there is little chance that they will create an avenue for you to go through.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Riding a motorcycle is safer than riding a scooter.
▪ After you've been riding a bike all day, you're really glad to reach your campsite.
▪ Bicyclists should ride on the right side of the street.
▪ His teammates are still riding him about striking out.
▪ I ride a bicycle to work every day.
▪ Louise taught her kids to ride and rope on the ranch.
▪ The kayak rode the waves gently.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Corporate executives got ready to ride the coming demographic wave.
▪ He used to be ridden in a twisted mouthpiece double bridle and yet still he was very strong.
▪ I've been riding this horse for a couple of years now and he never lets me down.
▪ On weekends, this connoisseur of contemporary language stations himself on the couch, clicker in hand, riding the on-air waves.
▪ The rain had stopped but the mosquitoes were out in alarming numbers and there was no jeep to ride in.
▪ They rode through spring - it took two hours or so - and entered summer.
▪ We still ride hard and take no prisoners.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
bumpy
▪ A bumpy, shaky ride back across Paris.
▪ It was the same man who had jostled her repeatedly during a bumpy ride on the Lexington Avenue Express subway.
▪ Since the programme was announced in 1998, like previous eradication campaigns, it has had a bumpy ride.
▪ Emma took us all on a bumpy buggy ride over to the second stage, until it was confiscated by security.
▪ It had been a bumpy ride, through the tail end of a thunderstorm.
▪ The plant had had a bumpy ride since Cellatex was sold off by the chemicals giant Rhne-Poulenc in 1991.
▪ Euro Disney had a bumpy ride as the market digested its results, sinking to a low of 813p down 35p.
▪ The Education Department also moved quickly from November 1983, having had a particularly bumpy ride at the hands of the media.
comfortable
▪ The hydraulics, in theory, separate the chassis from the body to provide firm suspension yet a comfortable ride.
▪ In fact, the comfortable ride was our most pleasant surprise.
▪ And in both cars passengers will get a firm comfortable ride.
▪ The six-cylinder model has a firmer and lower suspension, though it still produces a comfortable ride.
▪ Springing was provided only on the bolsters and above the axle boxes giving a comfortable ride but a tendency to roll.
▪ The unusually smooth driveline and comfortable ride add to a general sense of well-being.
easy
▪ Even if she manages to get through her first probationary year, life is not an easy ride for full members either.
▪ Sweeping views of the South Bay, incredible birdwatching, and an easy ride along a stream.
▪ They remind us that we are not called to an easy ride over the waves during our lifetime.
▪ Gazza makes his Lazio debut against his old club and his Tottenham pals aren't going to give him an easy ride.
▪ Holly's easy ride was over.
▪ It has not been an easy ride, however.
▪ Unlike the United States secretary of state, Colin Powell, last month, the president was given an exceptionally easy ride.
free
▪ Because as part of their battle plan the taxi drivers are offering them free rides.
▪ It is still acting as if Democrats offer a free ride to Medicare reform and the Republicans a drive over the cliff.
▪ Suppose we get a free ride into the land of happiness?
▪ Taking the patriarchal code literally, however, gives Kelly Flinn a free ride on coveting.
▪ Working Locomotive in the South Yard - Free rides for everyone!
▪ The company got a free ride on just about everything.
▪ Formal inauguration ceremonies are planned for December 17 followed by free rides over the December 18-19 weekend.
▪ But even those that match expectations get no free ride.
good
▪ Definitely the place to go after a good bike ride.
▪ It should have been a good ride downtown, through his city.
▪ Fit the 7.50x 16 as fitted to 110 for a better ride and tyre life from the radial tyres.
▪ A brass ring is good for another ride.
▪ Turning down two good, last-minute rides at Kempton in order to be a lad.
▪ Riders may be separated only by seconds, but a good prologue ride is a valuable psychological boost.
▪ It is their first one, but no jockey could have a better ride.
▪ All the good rides went to younger amateur gentlemen.
long
▪ The long car ride through the cold night woods flowed back into his mind.
▪ How could a longer ride be less stressful than a shorter one?
▪ They arranged to come that way again next Sunday and then turned their horses eastwards for the long ride home.
▪ Some have long bus rides to and from school, and are exhausted by the end of the day.
▪ The clever Ephron has taken him for a very long ride indeed.
▪ Mutual anger surmounts mutual embarrassment through the rest of the long dark carriage ride.
▪ It was hailed as the longest ride, but Duke was convinced a still longer ride was possible.
▪ We wound up taking him for long rides in the car to settle him down.
rough
▪ Goodwin's letter was given a predictably rough ride by the liberationist press.
▪ But history says Bill Clinton may be in for a rough ride.
▪ Well, it's turned out not so badly, he thought, although it's been a rough ride.
▪ Even after the Renaissance and the rebirth of learning had reached these shores ears were still having a rough ride.
▪ He felt cold, his arms and legs aching from the rough ride of the previous day.
▪ He cheered Tory backbenchers, but they predicted that the Chancellor could also face a rough ride unless the plan works.
▪ Any member on a committee to which Karl Barth belonged had a rough ride.
short
▪ It was a rare family that even bothered to take the short bus ride to the sea.
▪ On advertised steaming days, trains are operating every half hour between 11.00 and 17.30 with short rides in the station yard.
▪ Seclusion is at hand a short train ride from Zurich, whose airport handles sleek business jets in nearly any weather.
▪ The larger town of Keszthely, on Lake Balaton, is a short bus ride away from Heviz and easily reached.
▪ The resort is a short bus ride away and shops and cafés are nearby.
▪ Easily Accessible: Craiglynn is situated in a quiet residential area but within a short bus ride of the centre of Aberdeen.
smooth
▪ By later standards they were rather slow cars, but the trucks gave a smooth ride on straight track.
▪ Please give my compliments to Captain Tynes, and thank him for the smooth ride.
▪ All the rail joints would be welded by the Thermit process, to give a smooth ride throughout.
▪ Fifty years later, it provides a remarkably smooth and engrossing ride to its tragic destination.
▪ Re-designed suspension both front and rear, together with pendulum engine mounts ensure a smooth and quiet ride for Safrane's occupants.
▪ As far as home openers go, there have been smoother rides.
▪ It is expected to be a smooth ride for the bill from here.
wild
▪ It's a wild ride, man, a wild ride!
▪ We were plowing through the bush to help, and it was a wild ride.
▪ It's a wild ride, man, a wild ride!
▪ The result was a wild emotional roller-coaster ride for all of us.
▪ I was with the team every night, and it was a wild, fantastic ride.
▪ In short, get ready for another wild ride on the information highway in 1997.
▪ While semiconductors and Internet stocks reflected the wild ride for technology stocks, banking stocks displayed powerful consistency throughout the year.
▪ We are just giving up the wild ride.
■ NOUN
bicycle
▪ The intrepid four took part in a gruelling sponsored 50-mile bicycle ride.
▪ That's quite a bicycle ride.
bike
▪ Definitely the place to go after a good bike ride.
▪ Arrangements are made, other kids plan on joining them, and excitedly they organize a group bike ride for that evening.
▪ It was a nine mile bike ride but it was worth it.
▪ We had plenty of time to take a bike ride or walk after dinner, before it got dark.
▪ Ten tokens meant a bike ride round the park with one of his parents.
▪ Ramsey, who grew up in a quirky Pennsylvania family, went for a long bike ride in August 1968.
▪ My parents encouraged me to jump rope, bike ride, play kick-the-can and tetherball.
boat
▪ The most romantic boat ride is by gondola.
▪ Some outings include short train, cable-car or boat rides.
▪ It is just five yards from the Grand Canal and a picturesque 20-minute boat ride from St Mark's.
▪ The boat ride to the park from the fishing village Labuan is seven hours on hard wooden seats.
▪ You could take ski boat rides, but you had to keep going in a circle to the right.
▪ You can take boat rides, walk the wharf or picnic along the rivers' grassy banks.
▪ Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began, can be toured after a boat ride from the city.
bus
▪ It was a rare family that even bothered to take the short bus ride to the sea.
▪ Some have long bus rides to and from school, and are exhausted by the end of the day.
▪ But on the bus ride home he resolved to do one thing.
▪ It also gave Catholic a chance for its first bus ride to a game when it plays at Widener.
▪ The larger town of Keszthely, on Lake Balaton, is a short bus ride away from Heviz and easily reached.
▪ He is working with filmmaker Aaron Yamaguchi on a documentary about SlamAmerica, a poetry bus ride across the country.
▪ No one carries more than about $ 1, enough for a train or bus ride and a phone call.
▪ They will fly to Buffalo, then take a two-hour bus ride to Olean.
cab
▪ Which was a right drag - Kensal Green was a quid cab ride from the West End which was within my pocket.
▪ One seemed to think I wanted a cab ride, but I pointed to my car.
car
▪ The long car ride through the cold night woods flowed back into his mind.
▪ C., were penalized for catching a car ride to the end.
▪ From the village, a 10-minute cable car ride delivers you to the slopes.
▪ He could not remember when he had enjoyed a car ride more.
▪ Like children looking for a game to play during a long car ride, Boynes shouted to his driver, Spec.
cycle
▪ A number of Farnham members rode in the Farnham to Winchester and back 53-mile reliability cycle ride.
▪ The sponsored cycle ride for Darnley Miners came and went.
▪ It may be just a gentle daily stroll or cycle ride or something much more strenuous.
▪ I still left Winston Street every morning for the long cycle ride through town and up the Banbury Road.
▪ A cycle ride, walk or swim at least three times a week will boost your circulation and help maintain a healthy bloom.
home
▪ They arranged to come that way again next Sunday and then turned their horses eastwards for the long ride home.
▪ Within half an hour they were filing back on to a bus for the three-hour ride home.
▪ On the train ride home, the compartment no longer seemed like a compact travelling home.
▪ Dave took a nap on the ride home.
▪ Their gathering for the bus ride home is often the occasion for a racial attack.
▪ He was given the silent treatment during the wagon ride home.
▪ At that point, even a 3, 000-mile plane ride home into relentless headwinds almost seemed preferable to Vancouver.
▪ Keep leftovers only if there is enough ice or frozen gel remaining to keep them cool for the ride home.
sleigh
▪ If you prefer leaving the driving to some one else, a sleigh ride may be in order.
taxi
▪ The centre is a thirty minute walk or a five minute taxi ride away.
▪ She says did you enjoy your taxi ride?
train
▪ This train ride felt like that - except that the station wouldn't have saved him from the nightmare.
▪ Lethamhill is in the town of Helensburgh, a half-hour train ride from Glasgow.
▪ A long train ride to an owl called Maggie.
▪ Seclusion is at hand a short train ride from Zurich, whose airport handles sleek business jets in nearly any weather.
▪ The 75-ton monster was spotted by staff at Three Bridges station, a short train ride from busy Gatwick Airport.
▪ I mean, a chump who spends an entire three-hour train ride returning voice mail?
▪ Vernazza is nearest - a short train ride or lovely hour-and-a-half walk away - appearing like an unexpected vision as you approach.
▪ It is smaller and more refined than its sister city, a 21-hour train ride to the south.
■ VERB
catch
▪ Each had caught his share of rides.
▪ I caught a ride as far as Columbus, then hitched to Athens.
▪ C., were penalized for catching a car ride to the end.
▪ The next morning, all bandaged up, I stuck out my thumb and caught a ride to Tay Ninh.
enjoy
▪ But it wasn't just the surfers who enjoyed the ride, the canoeists had a great day out too.
▪ Next you rocket through space mountain, which you enjoy more than any ride you have ever whizzed through.
▪ She would probably have enjoyed the ride in Dunbar's big Bentley.
▪ On Steamdays visitors can enjoy rides in the 1930s steam trains and see the activities of a steam locomotive depot.
▪ There's plenty of time to enjoy the ride and time to show off some skill and control.
▪ A cool but bright autumn day promised, and at any other time Isabel would have enjoyed the ride.
▪ By midmorning the park was already lively with families enjoying thrill rides and grilled bratwurst.
▪ We can be confident, as the anarchy gets under way, that we will enjoy the ride.
get
▪ Maybe she would relish a return and revel in her celebrity as the girl who got the helicopter ride.
▪ He often scored free tickets and would get rides to the shows from the fans.
▪ Most stable-lads would have counted themselves lucky even to get a ride let alone to win a race.
▪ The company got a free ride on just about everything.
▪ Suppose we get a free ride into the land of happiness?
▪ The ones whose children drive themselves or get a ride with friends for their rare appearances at the pool.
▪ And in both cars passengers will get a firm comfortable ride.
▪ We got a ride on a truck that bounced along the dusty road to the village.
give
▪ Goodwin's letter was given a predictably rough ride by the liberationist press.
▪ By later standards they were rather slow cars, but the trucks gave a smooth ride on straight track.
▪ The murderer may have been somebody he picked up to give a ride to.
▪ All the rail joints would be welded by the Thermit process, to give a smooth ride throughout.
▪ He gives her rides on his bicycle to help her with her schemes.
▪ We are just giving up the wild ride.
go
▪ Lord knows where they're heading, but you really should go along for the ride.
▪ We know some kids who go on these rides all the time.
▪ I felt like going for a ride and when I saw you take horse I followed, seeking companionship.
▪ Minnesota boy, 10, goes for joy ride Fridley, Minn.
▪ But do members just go along for the ride?
▪ Want to go for a ride?
▪ He practically invited you to go for a ride in his car.
▪ Or she probably chose me for him and he just went along for the ride.
hitch
▪ Unable to sleep, I hitched a ride up the road to the start.
▪ We had hitched a ride with an armored unit, 6 Patton tanks.
▪ He worked on farms to pay for food and hitched a ride wherever he could.
▪ The soldier hitched a ride on the boat with the youngest princess and her prince.
▪ Edward paddled across the river to the highway, hitched a ride into town and bought back beer.
▪ He'd hitched a ride from a 1950s hearse.
▪ Explore the ruins. Hitch a ride in the van to canoe in Laguna Verde.
offer
▪ Because as part of their battle plan the taxi drivers are offering them free rides.
▪ It is still acting as if Democrats offer a free ride to Medicare reform and the Republicans a drive over the cliff.
▪ Simply scour playgrounds for bullied, spectacled children and offer a ride around the park in exchange for pocket money.
▪ They offer neighbors rides to hospitals, to services.
▪ Now cops will concentrate on visiting biker meets and offering assessment rides and general handling advice.
▪ It offers ride, resort and restaurant reviews, trivia and newsy updates.
▪ In the early afternoon a farmer stopped his wagon and offered Jimmy a ride.
▪ H., has been offering day rides since the 1970s.
take
▪ The drinking public was now aware they were being taken for a ride by the brewing barons.
▪ Nicola explodes with anger when she discovers stud boss Andrew has been taking her for a ride.
▪ The tour includes lunch at the Grand Hotel and guests take a carriage ride on Mackinac Island.
▪ They claim they've been taken for a ride.
▪ We had plenty of time to take a bike ride or walk after dinner, before it got dark.
▪ Read in studio A glider pilot is trying to popularise a new aerial sport by taking people for free rides.
▪ You can take boat rides, walk the wharf or picnic along the rivers' grassy banks.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bumpy ride/time
▪ Euro Disney had a bumpy ride as the market digested its results, sinking to a low of 813p down 35p.
▪ It had been a bumpy ride, through the tail end of a thunderstorm.
▪ It is therefore going to be, at best, a bumpy ride.
▪ It was the same man who had jostled her repeatedly during a bumpy ride on the Lexington Avenue Express subway.
▪ Since the programme was announced in 1998, like previous eradication campaigns, it has had a bumpy ride.
▪ The plant had had a bumpy ride since Cellatex was sold off by the chemicals giant Rhne-Poulenc in 1991.
be on/riding the crest of a wave
catch a ride
▪ Can I catch a ride with you?
▪ I caught a ride as far as Columbus, then hitched to Athens.
▪ Maybe I should call her and catch a ride with you.
▪ The next morning, all bandaged up, I stuck out my thumb and caught a ride to Tay Ninh.
get/take a free ride
▪ Suppose we get a free ride into the land of happiness?
▪ The company got a free ride on just about everything.
ride roughshod over sb/sth
▪ Critics claim that certain powerful interests are able to ride roughshod over plans and competitors.
▪ He was readily obeyed, even when he outraged the sensibilities of the privileged and rode roughshod over their traditional rights.
▪ I told them they should be riding roughshod over whoever compiled tha bus and send them to Stavropol Territory right now.
▪ In particular it has attempted to take on board community aspirations and local authority plans rather than ride roughshod over local wishes.
▪ Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.
▪ Recent weeks have seen it ride roughshod over ostrich breeders, society con artists, champagne fraudsters and the occasional fallen tycoon.
ride/sit side-saddle
walk/ride etc abreast
▪ Corbett and Ranulf, riding abreast, stopped and gazed at the chaos.
▪ If there are six people walking abreast there is little chance that they will create an avenue for you to go through.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a rollercoaster ride
▪ He pretended to be asleep for the entire two hour ride.
▪ It's a two-hour ride to the Canadian border.
▪ On the car ride back from the airport he told her all about his trip.
▪ She took me to see the horse and asked if I wanted to go for a ride.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Beyond a quieter plane ride, NoiseBuster is said to lessen the effects of jet lag.
▪ His progress since has been steady, his number of rides has increased.
▪ In short, get ready for another wild ride on the information highway in 1997.
▪ Minnesota boy, 10, goes for joy ride Fridley, Minn.
▪ With three air-force pilots along for the ride, James flew along a railroad track bordered by tall trees.
Wikipedia

Ride (EP)

Ride is an EP by British rock band Ride. Their first official release, the EP came out in 1990 on the Creation Records label.

The EP was combined with its follow-up Play to form the Smile mini-album for the US market in July, 1990. Two years later, in November, 1992, Smile was released in the UK, too, after both of the British EPs had gone out of print.

Ride (Godspeed album)

Ride is an album by the band Godspeed, released in 1994 on the Atlantic Records label.

Ride (Oysterband album)

Ride is a 1989 album by British folk-rock band Oysterband. The album features a cover of the New Order song " Love Vigilantes".

Ride (Billy Crawford album)

Ride is the second studio album from Filipino American pop and R&B singer Billy Crawford.

Following the failure of the lead single "When You're in Love With Someone" in the United States, the album's release was cancelled. However, the album garnered a #1 international hit with "Trackin'", making its following release in international markets successful. Three additional singles followed, along with a special edition re-release in 2003.

Ride (Shelly Fairchild album)

Ride is the debut album of American country music artist Shelly Fairchild, released in March 2005 (see 2005 in country music) on Columbia Records. It includes the singles "You Don't Lie Here Anymore", "Tiny Town" and "Kiss Me". Although "You Don't Lie Here Anymore" reached #35 on the U.S. country singles charts in late 2004, the other two singles failed to chart.

Ride (band)

Ride are a British rock band that formed in 1988 in Oxford, England, consisting of Andy Bell, Mark Gardener, Laurence "Loz" Colbert, and Steve Queralt. The band were initially part of the " shoegazing" scene that emerged in England during the early 1990s. Following the break-up of the band in 1996, members moved on to various other projects, most notably Bell who became the bassist for Oasis. In 2001, the band briefly reunited for a one-off performance for a television show. Ride announced their second reunion in November 2014. Their debut album Nowhere has been named one of the greatest albums of the shoegazing genre, Nowhere was voted number 74 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1990s, and the single " Vapour Trail" was voted at number 145 on Pitchfork's Top 200 Tracks of the 90s. The album is also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Ride

Ride may refer to:

  • Amusement ride
  • Ride, a 2002 novel by David Walton
  • RIDE: A Review Journal for Digital Editions and Resources, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Institut für Dokumentologie und Editorik
  • Ride quality, how well a vehicle copes with uneven surfaces
  • Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere, a sobriety testing program used by Canadian police
  • Road Improvement and Development Effort, a highway program in South Carolina
  • Rural Institute for Development Education, an NGO based in Tamil Nadu, India
  • Tony Hawk: Ride, a video game
  • Ride (video game), 2015 video game

Ride (The Vines song)

"Ride" was the second official single from The Vines' second album, Winning Days. Although it wasn't a big chart success, "Ride" is one of the band's best known songs because it was featured in a number of advertisements, including commercials for Apple's iPod, Nissan, American Chopper, NASCAR Hot Pass, WKCF, The WB, and Split Second: Velocity. Written by Craig Nicholls.

This song was also featured on an episode of America's Funniest Home Videos in 2006 during a montage of motorcycle accidents and in the "Best Movie" montage at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards for nominee Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. "Ride" along with " Get Free" were featured in the documentary Warren Miller's Impact.

In Australia, the song was ranked #94 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004.

Ride (1998 film)

Ride is a 1998 American comedy film, written and directed by Millicent Shelton. The film stars Malik Yoba, Fredro Starr, and Melissa De Sousa. It is sometimes confused with The Ride, another film released in 1998.

Ride (Ace Hood song)

"Ride" (originally called "Ride or Die") is the second single from Ace Hood's debut album Gutta. It features Trey Songz, and is produced by The Inkredibles. T-Pain wrote the chorus. The video was shot on August 1, 2008.

The song was originally titled "Ride or Die", until Def Jam renamed it "Ride" because it was more radio-friendly.

Ride (Martina McBride song)

"Ride" is a song written by Michael Davey, Andrew Dorff and Chris Robbins, and performed by American country music singer Martina McBride. It was released in November 2008 as the first single from her album Shine, produced by her and Dann Huff.

Ride (soundtrack)

Ride is the soundtrack of the 1998 film Ride. It was released on January 27, 1998, on Tommy Boy Records and consisted of hip hop and R&B music. The album failed to chart, but five singles made it: " Mourn You Til I Join You," " The Worst", "Callin'," "Jam on It" and "The Weekend."

Ride (Cary Brothers song)

"Ride" is a song from the Cary Brothers' album Who You Are. Released on March 25, 2008, the song has gained great success in mainstream and was released in 2008 as a single with a remix and a new music video by Dutch DJ Tiësto. Brothers performed "Ride" alongside Tiësto at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival to promote each other's tours. The remix charted 48 in the first week on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and it has reached 45 since then. The remix was included as the opening track in Tiësto's Club Life on Radio 538 as well as on the podcast and on Tiësto's In Search of Sunrise 7: Asia compilation.

Ride (Jo Hikk album)

Ride was the first album released by the band Jo Hikk. It was released by Landis Productions Ltd. in 2009. The album includes the hit singles " Sweet City Woman" and "My Kind of Radio." "Closer" was previously recorded by Thrasher Shiver on its self-titled debut and "It's Only Monday" was previously a single for Brice Long in 2005.

Ride (Jamie Walters album)

Ride is the second album by the American pop singer-songwriter, actor Jamie Walters. It was released on June 24, 1997 through Atlantic Records. It's a pop/rock, guitar driven album.

Ride (Ciara song)

"Ride" is a song performed by American recording artist Ciara. The song features American rapper Ludacris. It was co-written by Ciara, Ludacris, Tricky Stewart, and The-Dream, and produced by the latter two. The song serves as the lead single from her fourth studio album, Basic Instinct. The song was first released for digital download on April 23, 2010. "Ride" is a down-tempo R&B song, featuring a heavy bass line and seductive tone.

The song received generally positive reviews from critics, complimenting the song's toned-down production. It reached three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in the United States, becoming Ciara's twelfth top ten hit on the chart. The accompanying music video features sexually charged, provocative choreography, and therefore was not aired on BET, and banned from UK music channels. The official remix features André 3000 and Bei Maejor in addition to Ludacris.

Ride (Boney James album)

Ride is the eighth album by jazz saxophonist Boney James, released in 2001. The album spawned the smooth jazz radio singles "RPM" and "See What I'm Sayin'?" and the Urban AC radio singles "Something Inside" with R&B singer Dave Hollister and "Ride" with R&B singer Jaheim.

Ride (Lana Del Rey song)

"Ride" is a song by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey from her third EP, Paradise (2012). The song was written by Lana Del Rey and Justin Parker, while produced by Rick Rubin, the song served as the reissue's first single on September 25, 2012 through Interscope Records. "Ride" is a ballad that thematically involves parental problems, alcohol consumption, and loneliness. The cover for the song depicts Del Rey on a tire swing, wearing cowboy boots and a denim jacket.

"Ride" received critical acclaim from music critics, who compared Del Rey's vocals with that of Adele and Brandon Flowers of The Killers. While only a modest hit in the United States, Switzerland, Ireland, and France, the song reached the top 10 in Russia and Belgium. The accompanying music video for "Ride" was directed by Anthony Mandler, and was released on October 12, 2012. Del Rey's role in the video was compared to Lolita and A Streetcar Named Desire. The monologue treatment at the prologue and epilogue of the video met polarized opinion; some considered it "meaningless" and a "jibe to her critics", while others called it "moving" and "really something".

Ride (2009 film)

Ride is a 2009 Telugu Film starring Nani, Aksha, Tanish and Shweta Prasad in the Lead Directed by Ramesh Varma and Produced by Bellamkonda Suresh. Prominent Singer Hemachandra provided the Music. The movie was Released on 5 June 2009 and was a Box Office Success.

Ride (2014 film)

Ride is an 2014 American drama film written and directed by Helen Hunt. The film stars Helen Hunt, Luke Wilson, Brenton Thwaites and Leonor Varela. The film was released in a limited release and through on video on demand beginning on May 1, 2015 by Screen Media Films.

Ride (SoMo song)

"Ride" is a song recorded by American singer SoMo. The song serves as the lead single from his debut self-titled studio album, SoMo. It was written by SoMo with Cody Tarpley, and produced by the latter. The song was released on December 7, 2013 by Republic Records.

Ride reached a peak of number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 11 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The song's music video was released on January 17, 2014.

The song's official remix features new verses by Ty Dolla Sign and K Camp.

Ride (video game)

Ride is a motorcycle racing video game developed and published by Milestone S.r.l.. The game was released on March 27, 2015 in Europe, and it was meant to be released on June 23, 2015 in North America for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 but was delayed to October 6, 2015.

Ride (Twenty One Pilots song)

"Ride" is a single written and recorded by American alternative hip hop band Twenty One Pilots from their fourth studio album, Blurryface. "Ride" was released on YouTube worldwide on May 11, 2015, and released as a single on the Google Play Store on May 12, 2015. The music video for the song was released the following day. It was serviced to US contemporary hit radio on April 12, 2016.

Ride (2012 film)

Ride is an American short music film written by and starring Lana Del Rey. The film was directed by Anthony Mandler and is over 10 minutes long. It premiered onto VEVO on October 12, 2012. The film received mixed to positive reviews, mainly due to it featuring controversial topics such as prostitution, affairs and violence.

Wiktionary

ride

n. 1 An instance of riding. 2 (context informal English) A vehicle. 3 An amusement ridden at a fair or amusement park. 4 A lift given to someone in another person's vehicle. 5 (context UK English) A road or avenue cut in a wood, for riding; a bridleway or other wide country path. 6 (context UK dialect archaic English) A saddle horse. vb. 1 (context intransitive transitive English) To transport oneself by sitting on and directing a horse, later also a bicycle etc. (from 8th c., transitive usage from 9th c.) 2 (context intransitive transitive English) To be transported in a vehicle; to travel as a passenger. (from 9th c., transitive usage from 19th c.) 3 (context transitive chiefly US South Africa English) To transport (someone) in a vehicle. (from 17th c.) 4 (context intransitive English) Of a ship: to sail, to float on the water. (from 10th c.) 5 (context transitive intransitive English) To be carried or supported by something lightly and quickly; to travel in such a way, as though on horseback. (from 10th c.) 6 (context intransitive English) To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle. 7 (context intransitive transitive English) To mount (someone) to have sex with them; to have sexual intercourse with. (from 15th c.) 8 (context transitive colloquial English) To nag or criticize; to annoy (someone). (from 19th c.) 9 (context intransitive English) Of clothing: to gradually move (up) and crease; to ruckle. (from 19th c.) 10 (context intransitive English) To rely, depend (on). (from 20th c.) 11 (context intransitive English) Of clothing: to rest (in a given way on a part of the body). (from 20th c.) 12 (context lacrosse English) To play defense on the defensemen or midfielders, as an attackman. 13 To manage insolently at will; to domineer over. 14 To convey, as by riding; to make or do by riding. 15 (context surgery English) To overlap (each other); said of bones or fractured fragments.

WordNet

ride

  1. n. a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; "he took the family for a drive in his new car" [syn: drive]

  2. a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

  3. [also: rode, ridden]

ride

  1. v. sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare" [syn: sit]

  2. be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day" [ant: walk]

  3. continue undisturbed and without interference; "Let it ride"

  4. move like a floating object; "The moon rode high in the night sky"

  5. harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie" [syn: tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally]

  6. be sustained or supported or borne; "His glasses rode high on his nose"; "The child rode on his mother's hips"; "She rode a wave of popularity"; "The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name"

  7. have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well" [syn: drive]

  8. be contingent on; "The outcomes rides on the results of the electin"; "Your grade will depends on your homework" [syn: depend on, devolve on, depend upon, turn on, hinge on, hinge upon]

  9. lie moored or anchored; "Ship rides at anchor"

  10. sit on and control a vehicle; "He rides his bicycle to work every day"; "She loves to ride her new motorcycle through town"

  11. climb up on the body; "Shorts that ride up"; "This skirt keeps riding up my legs"

  12. ride over, along, or through; "Travel the highways of America"; "Ride the freeways of California"

  13. keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot; "Don't ride the clutch!"

  14. copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow" [syn: mount]

  15. [also: rode, ridden]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

ride

Old English ridan "sit or be carried on" (as on horseback), "move forward; rock; float, sail" (class I strong verb; past tense rad, past participle riden), from Proto-Germanic *ridan (cognates: Old Norse riða, Old Saxon ridan, Old Frisian rida "to ride," Middle Dutch riden, Dutch rijden, Old High Germn ritan, German reiten), from PIE *reidh- "to ride" (cognates: Old Irish riadaim "I travel," Old Gaulish reda "chariot"). Common to Celtic and Germanic, perhaps a loan word from one to the other.\n

\nMeaning "heckle" is from 1912; that of "have sex with (a woman)" is from mid-13c.; that of "dominate cruelly" is from 1580s. To ride out "endure (a storm, etc.) without great damage" is from 1520s. To ride shotgun is 1963, from custom of having an armed man beside the driver on the stagecoach in Old West movies to ward off trouble. To ride shank's mare "walk" is from 1846 (see shank (n.)).

ride

1759, "journey on the back of a horse or in a vehicle," from ride (v.); slang meaning "a motor vehicle" is recorded from 1930; sense of "amusement park device" is from 1934. Meaning "act of sexual intercourse" is from 1937. To take (someone) for a ride "tease, mislead, cheat," is first attested 1925, American English, possibly from underworld sense of "take on a car trip with intent to kill" (1927). Phrase go along for the ride in the figurative sense "join in passively" is from 1956. A ride cymbal (1956) is used by jazz drummers for keeping up continuous rhythm, as opposed to a crash cymbal (ride as "rhythm" in jazz slang is recorded from 1936).

The Collaborative International Dictionary

ride

Bodkin \Bod"kin\ (b[o^]d"k[i^]n), n. [OE. boydekyn dagger; of uncertain origin; cf. W. bidog hanger, short sword, Ir. bideog, Gael. biodag.]

  1. A dagger. [Obs.]

    When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin.
    --Shak.

  2. (Needlework) An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc., with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a stiletto; an eyeleteer.

  3. (Print.) A sharp tool, like an awl, used for picking out letters from a column or page in making corrections.

  4. A kind of needle with a large eye and a blunt point, for drawing tape, ribbon, etc., through a loop or a hem; a tape needle.

    Wedged whole ages in a bodkin's eye.
    --Pope.

  5. A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair.

    To sit, ride, or travel bodkin, to sit closely wedged between two persons. [Colloq.]
    --Thackeray.

Usage examples of "ride".

Therefore take my rede, and abide till the Chapmen wend thither from Higham, who ride many in company.

Why, Abigail could best nearly any boy in the county at what were deemed masculine pursuits: hunting, riding and climbing trees.

CHAPTER 26 They Ride the Mountains Toward Goldburg Five days the Fellowship abode at Whiteness, and or ever they departed Clement waged men-at-arms of the lord of the town, besides servants to look to the beasts amongst the mountains, so that what with one, what with another, they entered the gates of the mountains a goodly company of four score and ten.

I particularly liked riding there, and it was a good place for Abseil, except that the uphill finish could find him out.

When he was ready to break camp, Ace decided to ride along the river until he came to a fur post.

The mist became a light, steady rain, and as Ace rode along, a soft patter filled the stillness of aspen and pine.

By noon he was riding a farmland road where the acequias carried the water down along the foot-trodden selvedges of the fields and he stood the horse to water and walked it up and back in the shade of a cottonwood grove to cool it.

Would it stay obstinately still or would I feel it riding up the side of the acetabulum on the way to its proper home?

Caroline and Amelia had been shocked when James brought her home, riding before him on his horse with Acorn trailing behind.

WAS NEXT MORNING, about an hour before dawn, that I found myself, against my better judgment, riding escort for Miz Lewis as we headed off into the far western acreage of the Cottonwood ranch.

He had ridden out with her once in the first week, and seemed to take pride in showing her the acreage belonging to the plantation, the fields in cane and food crops, the lay of the lands along the river.

A young officer with a bewildered and pained expression on his face stepped away from the man and looked round inquiringly at the adjutant as he rode by.

He rode off at a walk to the right and sent an adjutant to the dragoons with orders to attack the French.

Bay felt a shiver of foreboding when she saw Sloan riding toward the adobe house.

And as he rode along in that manner, taking frequent drinks, he did not think about any promises his master had made to him, and he did not consider it work but sheer pleasure to go around seeking adventures, no matter how dangerous they might be.