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manacle

noun A permutation of handcuffs consisting of two metal bands which are bound at the wrists and connected by a chain,

verb To remand a person into police custody, as in the police manacled their suspect.
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Asked by defence lawyer Grant Algie if she could have put Murdoch's DNA on the handcuffs, she said, 'If I had opened the exhibit and removed the manacles, that's always a possibility, but I never did that.
There were rooms which were dark and dingy, equipped with restraints, manacles and chains.
From the diminishing number of blacks in the newsrooms to the increasing practice of putting black faces in manacles on newspaper covers, has a whiteout begun?
They are not dressed in rags and manacles, nor are they representative of any ethnic group that I or David Attenborough have ever seen.
The supply of the manacles to the trade is a horrific memory, while those who campaigned against it are to be celebrated.
Bangladesh hope their history-making victory over Australia will rid them of their mental manacles when they resume their NatWest Series campaign today.
Murdoch, wearing a light blue shirt and glasses, laughed in the dock when Ms Gwynne said: "I was told they were the manacles, but I never looked inside.
Nancy and her husband have appeared in court in manacles in Placerville, California.
The concept of the difficult second album has been thrown out of the window by the London-based quartet who, under the direction of US rock producer Ross Robinson, have ripped off the manacles of their nu-rave beginnings.
The Ogre was keeping Barbara gagged and in manacles, not so much in a 'tie me up, tie me down, Fifty Shades' kind of way, more 'if you try to escape I will tie you to the ceiling and gut you'.
Insertion of a serrated horseshoe-shaped blade through a slit in the housing's body manacles the cable ends in place.
But there's also a very fine line between games such as Gin Rummy, Bejeweled and Poker - and it's an orange suit and manacles that you can look forward to if you decide to test the DOJ's interpretation of skill vs chance gaming.