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unbitted

[uhn-bit-id] /ʌnˈbɪt ɪd/
adjective
1.
not bitted or bridled.
2.
not controlled.
Origin of unbitted
1580-1590
1580-90; un-1 + bitted
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  • So much the worse for the ship, for her cable can be unbitted, as well as the schooner's.

    Down the Rhine Oliver Optic
  • Like an unbitted horse, all restraint shaken off, she ran free toward the ocean as to her pasture-land.

  • She held her head high, and capered like an unbitted yearling fresh off the first spring pastures.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • The latter were unbitted and feeding, when the whole of the enemy's cavalry made their appearance.

    The Life of Francis Marion William Gilmore Simms
  • "It's easy—for him," commented Brand Williams, discussing Collie's almost uncanny quelling of a vicious, unbitted mustang.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs

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