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shackling

see shackle.
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Here Tom made some movement of his feet, and George's eye fell on the fetters.
The productive forces at the disposal of society no longer tend to further the development of the conditions of bourgeois property; on the contrary, they have become too powerful for these conditions, by which they are fettered, and so soon as they overcome these fetters, they bring disorder into the whole of bourgeois society, endanger the existence of bourgeois property.
He smiled, and said no more, but that night as we were making camp I saw him unfasten Dejah Thoris' fetters himself.
While the rest slept, then, we went away a short distance; we severed our fetters with a file the Englishman had given us, and swam away.
Every man is provided with a picket with an iron head, a mallet, and hobbles, or leathern fetters for the horses.
To his refinement of manners, they both thought that they could yield the sensitive delicacy of their child with confidence; in his travelled experience they anticipated the permanency of a corrected taste; nor, was it a disagreeable consideration to either, that as the silken cord of paternal discipline was to be loosened, it was to be succeeded by the fetters of hymen cast in polished gold.
The fetters of her sin are upon her, and she cannot stir to come to thee.
I, a bondsman just released from the yoke, freed for one week from twenty-one years of constraint, must, of necessity, resume the fetters of dependency.
Then fell Alcathous son of noble Aesyetes; he was son-in-law to Anchises, having married his eldest daughter Hippodameia, who was the darling of her father and mother, and excelled all her generation in beauty, accomplishments, and understanding, wherefore the bravest man in all Troy had taken her to wife--him did Neptune lay low by the hand of Idomeneus, blinding his bright eyes and binding his strong limbs in fetters so that he could neither go back nor to one side, but stood stock still like pillar or lofty tree when Idomeneus struck him with a spear in the middle of his chest.
The keys to my fetters are upon the first dead of thy foemen.
To Tardos Mors I went first, asking where the keys might be which would unfasten their fetters.
Fines, lost goods, taxes, expenses, loyal charges, salaries, damages, and interests, gehenna, prison, and jail, and fetters with expenses are Christmas spice cake and marchpanes of Saint-John to him