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mettled

/ˈmɛtəld/
adjective
1.
spirited, courageous, or valiant
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  • Mounting the mettled charger, in the high spirit of new health he spurred it to full speed.

  • She had the volubility of the mettled Browny of old, and was lectured.

  • My spirit resembles nothing else so much as a mettled steed, whose curvettings are restrained by an inexorable rein.

    Jessamine Marion Harland
  • Now Roger is off for his ride, mounted on his mettled charger.

  • Only the mettled Kurt had taken certain measures, which, in regard to their effect, might supply the place of miracles.

  • I loved to look on him, chafing and fretting like his own mettled charger, he was so handsome! '

  • Two chariots, drawn by mettled steeds, rapidly approached the tent and stopped directly before the entrance.

    Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers
  • It was so new to me, and the skill with which her small hand managed her mettled horse was nothing short of a marvel.

    The Love Story of Abner Stone Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • The picked crew bend to their oars, and the galley leaps forward, like a mettled steed who knows his master's voice.

  • Have you seen the kick and tug at the straps of the mettled pony in stables that betrays the mishandling of him by his groom?

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