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synonyms for impounded

  • captured
  • confiscated
  • held
  • seized
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Continuous rains to the north had swollen every brook and rivulet until the impounded water had reached a threatening height.
THE FLYING REPORTERLEWIS E. (LEWIS EDWIN) THEISS
He stopped on the road every caravan he met, threw off their goods, put on his own, and impounded the animals for his journey.
THE LIFE OF GORDON, VOLUME IDEMETRIUS CHARLES BOULGER
At the first the boxes were impounded, opened, and found to contain many of OConnors effects.
THE CHRONICLES OF NEWGATE, V. 2/2ARTHUR GRIFFITHS
A short clay pipe, smoked as a digestive, was impounded by the watchful Mrs. Jobson the moment he had finished it.
SHIP'S COMPANY, THE ENTIRE COLLECTIONW.W. JACOBS
He now thought he might return to Lisbon, and look after his impounded treasure—his tesouro imprisonado.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 69, NO. 425, MARCH, 1851VARIOUS
She attempted the poor consolation of an "acid tablet," and it was at once impounded by the watchful Mrs. Kingdom.
AT SUNWICH PORT, COMPLETEW.W. JACOBS
Water was also impounded in a series of small ponds maintained for the benefit of fish and waterfowl.
OBSERVATIONS ON THE MISSISSIPPI KITE IN SOUTHWESTERN KANSASHENRY S. FITCH
Upon this, Mrs. Rusk impounded the flask; and, with Anne beside her, rather precipitately appeared before 'the Master.'
UNCLE SILASJ. S. LEFANU
Out of 59 impounded not one escaped the disease and only those speedily removed to other waters recovered.
NEW ENGLAND SALMON HATCHERIES AND SALMON FISHERIES IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURYVARIOUS
The cashier became suspicious; the cheque was impounded, and the client communicated with.
JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASESR. AUSTIN FREEMAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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