bridle up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bridle up show anger or indignation "She bristled at his insolent remarks"
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Usage

In literature:

She trailed the bridle reins, went up the porch steps, and drew off her gauntlets.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Remounting, the brigands pursued their way up a steep bridle path, their destination a strong castle, perched high on a spur of the mountain.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
Before I could lay hands upon my bridle, he had galloped up to Marian, and falling into a gentler pace, rode on by her side.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
A colonel of infantry, splendidly mounted, drew bridle under our loop-hole and looked up at the officers on the roof across the way.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Billy Louise led Rattler boldly up to where lay her saddle and Ward's bridle.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
So I tightened the cinches, fastened up the bridle-rein over the horn of the saddle, and told her to go.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
Can you fix us up with a couple of saddles and bridles.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
Tresler gathered up his saddle and bridle.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then drawing his bridle through both these rings, he tied up his steed, and went up the stairs.
"The Russian Garland" by Various
The tongues were checked, pulled up as with bit and bridle.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Alexander went up to the horse and took hold of his bridle.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Guentz and Reimers dismounted at the shed, and fastened up their horses by the bridle.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
When I came to myself, my horse was saddled, bridled, and tied up to a bush.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
When I was saying I missed wee Jamie, and I wished him to come mair often to see me, you should hae watched him bridle up.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
At a little distance she led Hotspur to a stile, and climbing up, still holding the bridle, she mounted without accident.
"Maid Sally" by Harriet A. Cheever
Some one was riding up the bridle-path on the other side of the river.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford
I bought a little horse that galloped up and down; I saddled him and bridled him and sent him out of town.
"Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse" by David Cory
So he rode up to the tree and dismounted, the pony understanding by the dropped bridle-rein that he was not to stray away.
"Harper's Round Table, June 18, 1895" by Various
She bridled up, and tried to look big and knit her brows.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
Well, I just gathered a bridle and slipped up on him, and if his prayer didn't have a hot end I don't know beans when I see 'em.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
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In poetry:

With the blood up to the bridle,
He is coursing o'er the plain;
And the fields are thickly lying
With the bodies of the slain.
"On The Times" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
And hobbling onward up the hill,
The widow's house was full in sight,
He pull'd the bridle harder still,
"Come on, we shan't be there to-night."
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
``Where, where are they that can hunt me down,
Or catch up my tacking sail,
Can bridle my lust with scourge or frown,
As I speed me away on the gale?
"The Wind Speaks" by Alfred Austin
Late at eve they were toiling on Harribee bank,
For in harvest men ne’er should be idle:
Towards them rode Waldemar, meagre and lank,
And he linger’d and drew up his bridle.
"Waldemar’s Chase" by George Borrow
Bertran. Will you ever thus be prating?
Always your perfections stating?
Can't you bridle up your tongue?
Must your larum still be rung?—
My Lord, our thanks we must express—
"Trio. Thanks, Master Sancho, I'm Your Servant" by James Bland Burges
"Traveller, the ride is sweet,
God speed your flying feet,
Thinking you hasten to lover and friend.
Gather the bridle up,
Drain dry the stirrup cup,
Only a cup of tears waits at the end."
"The Stirrup Cup" by Aline Murray Kilmer

In news:

James Bridle's "moodboard for unknown products" is behind us now, but those "unknown products" are showing up in sudden heaps, while a genuine new aesthetic is still some good distance ahead of us.
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