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Mettle Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    mettle n : the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball" [syn: heart, nerve, spunk]
Mettle Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Mettle \Met"tle\, n. [E. metal, used in a tropical sense in allusion to the temper of the metal of a sword blade. See Metal.] Substance or quality of temperament; spirit, esp. as regards honor, courage, fortitude, ardor, etc.; disposition; -- usually in a good sense. A certain critical hour which shall . . . try what mettle his heart is made of. --South. Gentlemen of brave mettle. --Shak. The winged courser, like a generous horse, Shows most true mettle when you check his course. --Pope. To put one one's mettle, to cause or incite one to use one's best efforts.
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Mettle is the second and final release from art rock band Hugo Largo. It was released by Brian Eno's record label, Opal, on January 1, 1989 and was supported by a European tour following its release. Mettle was produced by then member and current electronic musician, Hahn Rowe.

This was Hugo Largo's last album before disbanding, although they had worked on and recorded some new material for another album which was never released.

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  • One Year In: Chef Andrew Francisco Embraces Simplicity at Mettle
    New American bistro Mettle is bar maven Bridget Dunlap's first foray into the restaurant world. Located at the end of East 6th, the restaurant is the first of several East Austin projects for Dunlap, business partner Chris Parker, and... Read more on this news related to 'Mettle'
  • Bisons showed their mettle despite disappointing ending
    Bisons manager Gary Allenson is a no-nonsense baseball veteran who has kept the team in the playoff hunt despite 235 roster moves and a franchise-record 72 players who suited up for the Herd this season. Read more on this news related to 'Mettle'
  • Affordable rent draws startups to co-working spaces
    One such company is Mettle Work, which serves as a one-stop hub for budding entrepreneurs. Read more on this news related to 'Mettle'

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