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Word: refractory

Definition: unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse

Sentences Containing 'refractory'

The officiating undertakers made some protest against these changes in the ceremonies; but, the river being alarmingly near, and several voices remarking on the efficacy of cold immersion in bringing refractory members of the profession to reason, the protest was faint and brief.
The means commonly employed, however, the imprisonment of all the refractory members, one would think, were forcible enough.
Nor is there any need of transporting them beyond seas, for if any are refractory they should be sent to our stannaries and other mines, to our coal works and other places where hard labour is required.

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