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shackle

a bar 2.5 ft long with an iron loop at either end, used in restraint of large pigs. A chain is threaded through the loops and around the lower hindlimbs of the pig. When the chain is pulled the pig is stretched and is cast with the limbs held wide apart.
A similar device is used in the abattoir to lift the live pig before it is slaughtered and scalded.
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He was not in shackles but had not received any medical treatment.
He said he was sure he would have communicated in a phone call to BA that the drogue shackle nut and bolt should not be overtightened.
Before hooking the shackles to the front of the disabled Bradley, cross the cables into an X pattern.
Mr Allen, who lives in Splott, said: "I saw the story in the Echo, and I'm certain the slave shackles I have are from those ironworks.
Adidas faced a furious backlash over its shackle shoes, or the JS Roundhouse Mids, from those who accused the brand of racism.
Because the jury in Deck had already determined the defendant's guilt, the Court held that the presumption of innocence was not per se violated by the use of shackles during the penalty phase, but that the issue of life or death was no less critical.
In one picture a guard - his face protected by a "spit shield" - shackles a prisoner to a table.
Observers found that wrist and leg shackles with belly chains to be the norm in many juvenile courtrooms across the state.
Then I would have laughed in disbelief, if someone told me that chains and shackles routinely were being imposed in a court of law--not on adults, but on detained juveniles.
It's time to throw off the shackles of new Labour and reveal the real Labour.
Reprieve director Clive Stafford Smith visited Mr Begg at the camp and claimed: "As I sat across the table from Moazzam Begg in the interrogation cells, I noticed the inscription 'Made In England' on his steel waist shackles, above the name of Hiatt's corporation.
Breaking the Shackles is at the Linskill Community Centre, North Shields tonight, Crosskeys Community Hall, Monkseaton tomorrow, Holy Saviours Church Hall, Tynemouth on July 16, Christ Church Parish Centre, North Shields on July 17, Friends Meeting House, Jesmond on July 18 and King's Estate Residents' Hall, Wallsend on July 19.