Brank



to hold up and toss the head, as a horse when spurning the bit or prancing.
to bridle; restrain.
Historical Examples

Curious Punishments of Bygone Days Alice Morse Earle
Bygone Punishments William Andrews
Bygone Punishments William Andrews
Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
Bygone Punishments William Andrews
Bygone Punishments William Andrews
Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
Bygone Punishments William Andrews
Bygone Punishments William Andrews
Bygone Punishments William Andrews

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    to hold up and toss the head, as a horse when spurning the bit or prancing. to bridle; restrain.



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