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Quirt - A short riding whip about fifteen inches long, with a wood, bone, or horn handle, a wrist strap at one end and at the other end a double lash of rawhide from twenty to twenty four inches long.  The quirt of the mounted Indian had a hole burned through the handle about two inches from the lash end and a rawhide lash passed through the hole.  Both ends of the  lash were brought down to the butt of the handle where each end passed through a slit in the other.  This secured the lash to the handle.  One or two inches from the butt end another hole was burned, through which a wrist strap was passed.

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