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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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When the fore and main were up, I told him to knock the shackle out of the anchor chain and let her go.
Then why should you shackle poor Gurth, uncle, for the fault of his dog Fangs?
In all states of the Union we see men, but yesterday burst from the shackles of slavery, who, by a self-educating force, which cannot be too much admired, have risen to highly respectable stations in society.
How can you expect that I, free in the position I have made for myself, should go willingly and hold out my hands to the shackles of a stranger?
I wished in no way to shackle the liberty of my companions, but I certainly felt no desire to leave Captain Nemo.
Your fine critic of woman must never shackle his judgment by calling one woman his own.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The deportation of some illegal migrants from the United States was caught on camera at a Chicago airport, including some in shackles.
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, D-FL, recently said, "It was heartbreaking to see the young children in shackles in Miami.
The shackles can come off a little bit in that sense and maybe that will produce better football.
Records said the three accused tied up the victim with iron shackles for two hours before they attempted to rape him.
New York's law dates back to 2009 and prohibits shackles during labor, delivery and recovery.