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 Bridgewater Treatises.Bridle Road or Way. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bridle.
 
To bite on the bridle is to suffer great hardships. The bridle was an instrument for punishing a scold; to bite on the bridle is to suffer this punishment.   1
 


 Bridgewater Treatises.Bridle Road or Way. 

 
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