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mettlesome (ˈmɛtəlsəm)

  1. spirited, courageous, or valiant
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Historical Examples

  • She had the volubility of the mettled Browny of old, and was lectured.

    Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Now Roger is off for his ride, mounted on his mettled charger.

  • Two chariots, drawn by mettled steeds, rapidly approached the tent and stopped directly before the entrance.

    Joshua, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • I loved to look on him, chafing and fretting like his own mettled charger, he was so handsome! '

  • Servants and mettled steeds were waiting there, and the porter, pointing to them, said: "Count Frohlinger is within."