from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of mettle, that is, or fire or spirit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without mettle or spirit.


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  • Bowed down, the soldier made himself drunk, and the drink enlivened his dismettled heart; and in the evening he stole into the loft which is above the Big Seat of Capel Kingsend, purposing to disturb the praying men with loud curses.

    My Neighbors Stories of the Welsh People


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