Mettlesome Met"tle*some, a. Full of spirit; possessing constitutional ardor; fiery; as, a mettlesome horse. [1913 Webster] -- {Met"tle*some*ly}, adv. -- {Met"tle*some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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