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  • v  tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
  • v  secure with or as if with ropes
  • v  support structurally
    trussed bridges
  • s  bound or secured closely
    the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied
    a trussed chicken

  • In June Defendant McCaughey and three others snatched him from his home, trussed him up with wire, hustled him to an empty County Louth farmhouse.
  • After planting evidence on one of the deceased, Ludlow finds a cramped wall recess, with two girls trussed up and cowering inside.
  • One day, harem-scare-em Ibrahim ordered his 1,001 concubines trussed, weighted and tossed into the sea-and, of course, replaced.
News & Articles

  • Cooking up some sassy laughs
    Somewhere in a heaven filled with feather-light crepes and properly trussed herb-roasted fowl, Julia Child is probably giggling a bit. Because, at the heart of it, the French Chef was kind of a broad, never taking herself or her brilliant food all that seriously.
    Oct. 1, 2013 - The News & Observer

  • Ralph Ellison in Los Angeles Times
    I propose that we view the whole of American life as a drama acted out upon the body of a Negro giant, who, lying trussed up like Gulliver, forms the stage and the scene upon which and within which the action unfolds,novelist and critic Ralph...
  • Peter Watt in Independent
    A friend of Mr Watt said yesterday: "He was trussed up like a chicken. A lot of people in the party feel he was thrown to the wolves."
  • Christine Boskoff in San Diego Union Tribune
    It's our culture, women are taught to still be more delicate and trussed up. Mountaineering really doesn't allow you to do that,Boskoff said.

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