One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Stop one's horse.
- ‘Her father guided the mare carefully through the courtyard to the front of the stone-built castle, then drew rein in front of a blond little boy sitting outside the wide arched doorway.’
- ‘Her words tumbled over themselves as she told her father everything she had done, and before she realized it he was drawing rein in front of their own home.’
- ‘Lancaster drew rein, tethering his horse in the thicket of pine just off the crest of the hill.’
- ‘She drew rein, bringing her horse to a halt and facing the largest of the raiders.’
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