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The horse was saddled and bridled; the groom held the stirrup, and up I got.

These were all saddled, bridled, and magnificently caparisoned.

I was not too much abashed to take notice that the Kelpie bridled at this.

He bridled up at the word "illiterate," and repudiated the vile insinuation.

Miss Milliken bridled reproachfully at this slur on her sex.

The farmer had evidently seen him before, as he bridled angrily.

He was bridled, but instead of a saddle wore only a patch of a blanket.

So he was to be bitted and bridled, it seemed, in the future.

She hesitated a moment; then she simpered the least bit and bridled.

He bit the end of his penholder instead, and bridled his tongue and temper.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bridel "bridle, rein, curb, restraint," related to bregdan "move quickly," from Proto-Germanic *bregdilaz (see braid (v.)).

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