shackle :

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sha kuhl

  • n  a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  • n  a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar
  • v  bind the arms of
  • v  restrain with fetters

  • There the big bombSACmen call it a "pig"hung from its single shackle.
  • Fortunately, today's crews do not have to wear the heavy ankle irons that used to cause "shackle poison" (the new, handcuff-like shackles are made of lighter metals).
  • But it is only in recent years, under the Boer regime of stubborn, stiff-necked Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, that the passbook has become almost a physical shackle.
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  • Fuad Saniora in International Herald Tribune
    We should work and push toward carrying out the presidential elections as soon as possible and not shackle the (presidential vote) with obstacles and conditions,Saniora said. "I am confident we are on the verge and at the beginning of a...
  • Christine Milne in Xinhua
    While the government continues to shackle Australia to a high-polluting past, America is leading the rest of the world into the future,Milne said.
  • Ismail Haniyeh in AFP
    The decision requires a real response in the West Bank and for the people to rise up in the face of the Israeli occupation and to break every shackle in confronting it,Haniya told reporters.

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