hard-mouthed

hard-mouthed

adj
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (of a horse) not responding satisfactorily to a pull on the bit
2. stubborn; obstinate
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The witnesses were the two wenches, a couple of hard-mouthed jades indeed, for though the thing was truth in the main, yet they aggravated it to the utmost extremity, and swore I had the goods wholly in my possession, that I had hid them among my clothes, that I was going off with them, that I had one foot over the threshold when they discovered themselves, and then I put t' other over, so that I was quite out of the house in the street with the goods before they took hold of me, and then they seized me, and brought me back again, and they took the goods upon me.
There are corrective measures you can take with a hard-mouthed, force-broken dog that sometimes work, but as for the process of force breaking itself fixing the problem, it's never worked for me.
This full commitment gives anglers better opportunity to hook these hard-mouthed fish.
But don't despair over what hard-mouthed genes your dog may have inherited; it's also true that, as with most behaviors, the natural strength of a puppy's bite can be modified, at least to some degree.
Reported to have once said of himself (according to IMDb) "I'm a hard-mouthed northeastern lad.
In it he plays a hard-mouthed meth dealer named Teardrop, a far cry from the severely disabled man of Lewin's film, "What?
A hard-mouthed retriever will damage a bird as he carries it, but he will gladly release it to your hand.
Hooked that way, when you set the hook hard, it tears out of the bait and the barb is fully exposed and does a better job hooking into an old, hard-mouthed flathead.
At least under Ellis we bought some better-quality players and had the best administrator in the Premiership, namely Steve Stride, as opposed to Lerner's sidekick - the hard-mouthed general whose knowledge of football appears to be even more limited than Lerner's.
And I drove hard-mouthed teams, the kind that pull on the reins all day long.
or to make a bold one decide to grip so firmly that the bird is damaged and the basis for a hard-mouthed dog is laid.
He brings out the usual repertoire of steely glares and hard-mouthed grimaces that we all know and love but it's all far more Clint Eastwood than Terry McCaleb.