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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PADLOCKING

After dinner I was approaching insanity over the folly of the men who were padlocking my trunks.

To shut people out is like padlocking the orchards on Sunday, and stopping the machinery that makes the apples grow.

Bart was, therefore, in high spirits as he left the express office, padlocking the door securely.

A gateman crossed the tracks from the in-station, padlocking the gates carefully after him.

WORD ORIGIN

"removable lock," late 15c., from lokke (see lock (n.)), but the first element is of unknown origin.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.