1. The instrument with which a horse is governed and restrained by a rider; consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and reins, with other appendages, according to its particular form and uses.
2. A restraint; a curb; a check.
3. A short piece of cable well served, attached to a swivel on a chain, laid in a harbor, and the upper end drawn into a ship and secured to the bits. The use is to enable a ship, when moored, to veer with the wind and tide.
Bowline bridles are short legs or pieces of rope, running through iron thimbles, by which the bowline attaches to different places on the leech or edge of a large sail
BRI'DLE, v.t. To put on a bridle; as, to bridle a horse.
1. To restrain, guide or govern; to check, curb or control; as, to bridle the passions; "to bridle a muse."
Bridle the excursions of youth.
BRI'DLE, v.i. To hold up the head, and draw in the chin.
1. Armor; the whole accouterments or equipments of a knight or horseman; originally perhaps defensive armor, but in a more modern and enlarged sense, the furniture of a military man, or offensive, as a casque, cuirass, helmet, girdle, sword, buckler, &c.
2. The furniture of a draught horse, whether for a wagon, coach, gig, chaise, &c., called in some of the American states, tackle or tackling, with which, in its primary sense, it is synonymous.
H`ARNESS, v.t. To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman.
Harnessed in rugged steel.
1. To put on the furniture of a horse for draught.
Harness the horses. Jer.46.
2. To defend; to equip or furnish for defense. 1 Macc.4.
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To harvest grain, the crop was usually first cut and then the grain was separated from the stalk or body of the crop. Grain cradles were used for cutting and gathering the crops. The long wooden "fingers" of the cradle gathered the straw as it was cut and deposited it in piles. The cradle was an improvement on a single blade because the fingers acted as extensions of the farmer's arms and made harvesting a little easier.
SELFISH:SELF'ISH, a. Regarding one's own interest chiefly or soley; influenced in actions by a view to private advantage.
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