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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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One hundred and forty hair bridles, and nothing doing with ary one of them.
An hostler stood near, holding by the bridle another immense horse--apparently a near relative of the animal in the chaise--ready saddled for Mr.
"Stuff!" cried Porthos, almost choked with dust and chewing his bridle as a horse chews his bit.
It is easy for the guide to let his bridle be--he is accustomed to place himself in that helpless position under stress of circumstances, and he knows exactly what his pony can do.
I had of course long been used to a halter and a headstall, and to be led about in the fields and lanes quietly, but now I was to have a bit and bridle; my master gave me some oats as usual, and after a good deal of coaxing he got the bit into my mouth, and the bridle fixed, but it was a nasty thing!
'Will you take your hand off the bridle?' said he, quietly -
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.
"Take you his bridle and let us do honor to the guest who has come to feast with us."
It required only one glance to assure him that these were the equipages he was in search of; he therefore turned his bridle, and rode back to the king.
Holà master, will you let my horse's bridle alone?"
As soon as the horse touched the bottom on the other side, the man pulled himself on, and was firmly seated, bridle in hand, before the horse gained the bank.
Therefore there is no better way, to moderate suspicions, than to account upon such suspicions as true, and yet to bridle them as false.