manacle

[ man-uh-kuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF manacle

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As yet, my hand has not known the manacle, nor my feet the gyves!

And, remember, if it becomes necessary, I can activate the manacle.

In manacle and manumission we read the story of human slavery and freedom.

He came over and looked at the manacle about my leg and shook his head.

She then took the key of the manacle out of her dress, and released me.

My loved and lovely Soul has worn it through the ages: manacle, shackle.

She rose and waited patiently while the manacle was affixed to her wrist.

"Come along, Robinson, and manacle this reprobate," he shouted.

It required desperate exertions to snatch her from his grasp and manacle him.

In the afternoon we were off the Lizard, and stood off shore to clear the Manacle Rocks.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "a fetter for the hand," from Old French manicle "manacles, handcuffs; bracelet; armor for the hands," from Latin manicula "handle," literally "little hand," diminutive of manicae "long sleeves of a tunic, gloves; armlets, gauntlets; handcuffs, manacles," from manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)). Related: Manacles.

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