mettlesome : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • s  having a proud and unbroken spirit
  • s  willing to face danger

  • Ken-tucky-bred horses have been fined down to a mettlesome nervousness highly impressive in the ring but unsuited, so their critics claim, to hardier exercise.
  • Edward of Wales patted the sleek chestnut flanks of his favorite hunter, a fleet and mettlesome mount named.
  • The mettlesome Irish nymph of these confessions reveals herself teetering a-tiptoe upon the springboard of chastity in a day when only a very slight push was required to set a .
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  • Briefly Noted book reviews.
    img src=/images/2013/11/25/p190/131125_r24312_p190.jpg THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT, by Amy Tan (Ecco). Tan’s first novel in eight years opens in early-twentieth-century Shanghai. Lulu Minturn, an American, runs a house of courtesans, and her mettlesome daughter Violet is horrified . . . (Subscription required.)
    Nov. 18, 2013 - The New Yorker

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