pinioned :

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  • v  bind the arms of
  • v  cut the wings off (of birds)
  • s  (of birds) especially having the flight feathers
  • s  bound fast especially having the arms restrained

  • The lawyer leans menacingly over the witness box, especially when the actor is pinioned on the stand, and then checks out the rows of newsmen as he stalks back to his chair.
  • He shot, pinioned and even ate his specimens: "drawn from nature," a term that appeared on every painting, often meant the bird was observed in the wild and painted from a .
  • Now the Chrysler Building is overtopped by the Empire State and the automobile industry is pinioned on the rock of hard times.

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