mettlesome

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mettle +‎ -some

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mettlesome (comparative more mettlesome, superlative most mettlesome)

  1. Marked by mettle or bravery; courageous.
    • 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe, chapter 6, in Uncle Tom's Cabin:
      The instant Haley touched the saddle, the mettlesome creature bounded from the earth with a sudden spring, that threw his master sprawling, some feet off, on the soft, dry turf.

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