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shy

1. Poker (of a player) without enough money to back his bet
2. (of plants and animals) not breeding or producing offspring freely
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Goldsmith, a man who inspired the fiercest loyalty, led a private life that made Sadler's Wells look like a shy breeder.
Seductress was retained and has already produced useful Swiss Law (also by Machiavellian) but is a shy breeder, while Much Too Risky is back in foal to Machiavellian.