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bri·dle

(brī'dil),
1. Synonym(s): frenum
2. A band of fibrous material stretching across the surface of an ulcer or other lesion or forming adhesions between opposing serous or mucous surfaces.
[M.E. bridel]
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Winkle, who was still at the end of the bridle, at a rather quicker rate than fast walking, in the direction from which they had just come.
Having once caught the bridle, he mastered it directly and sprang to his saddle; grimacing grimly as he made the effort, for it wrenched his sprain.
The mule was shy, and was so frightened at her bridle being seized that rearing up she flung her rider to the ground over her haunches.
And he took the Sheriff's horse by the bridle rein, and led him through the lane and by many a thicket till the main road was reached.
He emphasized the words "some one," and loosing the horse's bridle,--
Then all doffed their hats humbly, without smiling or seeming to be in jest, while Little John took the bridle rein and led the palfrey still deeper into the forest, all marching in order, with Robin Hood walking beside the Sheriff, hat in hand.
At the critical moment before the jump is taken, I am foolish enough to seize the bridle, and suddenly check the pony.
We will suppose that one man alone has to catch and mount a horse, which as yet had never felt bridle or saddle.
Seizing his horse by the bridle, I exclaimed, - 'Now, Lawrence, I will have this mystery explained
A new bridle of shining leather with buckles of polished brass was on his back; two white camellias were tied to his ears; ribbons and tassels of red silk adorned his mane, which was divided into many curls.
As soon as he came up, he leapt from his own horse, and caught hold of hers by the bridle.
But Rouletabille had seized the bridle and, to my utter astonishment, stopped the carriage with a vigorous hand.