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  • noun A bronco.

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  • noun an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang.

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  • noun A bronco

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  • noun an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang


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  • Here there was larking, there there was horse-racing, elsewhere there was "a circus with a pitchin 'bronc'," and foot-races and wrestling-matches.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands Hermann Hagedorn 1923

  • I LEFT Quito with two Indian muleteers and four mules, well enough mounted on a hired "bronc" for the rough trail which leads from the mountain capital through the snow-covered Pass of Papallacta to the little town of the same name.

    Head Hunters of the Amazon: Seven Years of Exploration and Adventure 1923

  • I did not know this particular "bronc," and while tightening the girths was all the while remembering a proverb which says, "He that would venture nothing must not get on horseback."

    Janey Canuck in the West Emily Ferguson 1910

  • Say, I seen him ride Cyclone once and get first money for ridin 'the worst buckin' bronc 'at the rodeo, over to Tucson.

    Overland Red A Romance of the Moonstone Cañon Trail Henry Herbert Knibbs 1909

  • Woman's kinda like a buckin 'bronc'sometimes the best-lookin' ones aren't worth throwing a saddle on. "

    Wild Blood Horton, Naomi 1997

  • Juanita had returned to the ranch to look after the children, Ben Hughes happened to be in Sheridan on a Saturday to buy a new saddle after a bronc tore his old piece of leather to bits.

    Come Again No More Jack Todd 2010

  • On the fourth circuit around the corral, Nitro crow-hopped three times and then shook loose like a saddle bronc at the Cheyenne Frontier Days.

    Come Again No More Jack Todd 2010

  • The first man perhaps the only man to rope the black was Farron Blue, a wrangler and bronc buster out of Pocatello who had blown around the west like a tumbleweed, maybe because he had a bad habit of getting himself wanted by the wrong people.

    Come Again No More Jack Todd 2010

  • There's Margot Case, who took time to chat with me one dreary rainy winter afternoon when I washed up in Seattle broke and jobless, and her book about bronc rider Bill Smith.

    Ming Holden: Seattle Dispatch: The Richard Hugo House 2010

  • At the time the Macchiaioli were painting, the butteri were enjoying their moment in the spotlight, having bested Buffalo Bill's Wild West show cowboys in an 1890 bronc-busting challenge before 20,000 spectators in Rome.

    The Other Tuscany Richard Nalley 2010


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