A number of wood-pigeons, bridling their necks, were strutting over a lawn near by.
"I'm sure I don't know what makes you think so," she answered, bridling a little.
But the great evil of these days is that we try to destroy the romantic feeling, instead of bridling and directing it.
Out in the clearing, a man was bridling a tall buckskin horse.
By this time Steve was bridling up and looking like a conquering hero.
I 'aven't come to sharin' my butler's 'ouse,' said Mrs Clay, bridling.
Few know the difficulty of bridling the imagination, and reining back a hard-mouthed pen.
"Well, I can assure you he was made for better things," she went on, bridling.
"Drink or no drink," said Gloria, with a bridling of her head.
"I suppose you wish me to believe you are sorry," I said, bridling just the least bit.
Old English bridel "bridle, rein, curb, restraint," related to bregdan "move quickly," from Proto-Germanic *bregdilaz (see braid (v.)).
"to control, dominate," c.1200, from Old English bridlian "to fit with a bridle," from bridel (see bridle (n.)). Meaning "to throw up the head" (as a horse does when reined in) is from mid-15c. Related: Bridled; bridling.
Three Hebrew words are thus rendered in the Authorized Version. (1.) Heb. _mahsom'_ signifies a muzzle or halter or bridle, by which the rider governs his horse (Ps.39:1). (2.) _Me'theg_, rendered also "bit" in Ps. 32:9, which is its proper meaning. Found in 2 Kings 19:28, where the restraints of God's providence are metaphorically styled his "bridle" and "hook." God's placing a "bridle in the jaws of the people" (Isa. 30:28; 37:29) signifies his preventing the Assyrians from carrying out their purpose against Jerusalem. (3.) Another word, _re'sen_, was employed to represent a halter or bridle-rein, as used Ps. 32:9; Isa. 30:28. In Job 30:11 the restraints of law and humanity are called a bridle.