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  • n  a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
  • n  an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace
  • n  a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble
  • n  a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  • v  catch in or as if in a trap
  • v  place limits on (extent or access)

  • No such precepts trammel Thornton Wilder, apparently indifferent to getting his point across.
  • Brennan argued that the plan, like that in Weber, did not "unnecessarily trammel" the interests of whites by creating an absolute bar to their employment.
  • The court did set up some general ground rules for affirmative-action plans: they should be limited in duration and not "unnecessarily trammel" the rights of white workers.
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  • Travis Fryman in Youngstown Vindicator
    My opinion doesn't mean squat but I always admired guys like [Tigers shortstop] Alan Trammel, a guy that spends his whole career with one organization,Fryman said. "Loyalty means to me, you give up something on both sides. A team has got...
  • Raymar Morgan in (subscription)
    They are a real strong team, they can shoot the ball, (Jason) Jamerson, (Pete) Trammel l, and they got a guy inside that is really big,said Raymar Morgan, who missed last year's game due to injury. "Our defensive pressure is going to be...
  • Mike Beebe in The Morning News
    I don't know any one person in such a huge area like Northwest Arkansas, an area of 450,000 people or more, who is as universally revered as Dick Trammel,Beebe said in an interview before the announcement.

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