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  • n  a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail; prevents saddle from slipping forward

  • Behind the smooth, abstracted flow of the shapesthe bulge of crupper and belly echoed by the wheel's arc, the jaunty bronze tail answering to the S-bend of chariot shafts .
  • Instead of developing practical improvements, Russia's designers tend to go head-over-crupper for such fantastic devices as the P-5 biplanes whose fat lower wings open up to .
  • I think it was of some felt other than beaver, a good inch thick, covering the shoulders and back completely, and coming well over the horse's crupper; it was also well turned .
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  • Police Reports - July 1, 2013
    Charged — Lucas T. Crupper, 23, was charged Friday with disorderly conduct. — Kenneth During, 60, was charged Sunday with two counts of resisting arrest.
    July 1, 2013 - The Winchester Sun

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