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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEASH

As he came near, the girl could hold herself in leash no longer.

He must have slipped his cousin's leash, for he was at the Nicaragua almost as soon as I was.

But not any known law, human or divine, could hold our thoughts in leash.

She strained at the warps that held her like a greyhound at its leash.

Up to this time he had held his age back in the leash of an iron will.

I am a man not to be held in the leash of an adventure like this; but she held me.

I keep my ambition in leash, and still and on they must be snapping like curs at Argile.

Strange that now I felt like a greyhound in the leash, longing to be anywhere but where I was.

By her side were seven greyhounds, other seven she led by a leash.

He spoke calmly, in the repressed voice of a man who holds "passion in a leash."

WORD ORIGIN

"thong for holding a dog or hound," c.1300, from Old French laisse "hound's leash," from laissier "loosen," from Latin laxare, from laxus "loose" (see lax). Figurative sense attested from early 15c. The meaning "a set of three" is from early 14c., originally in sporting language.

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