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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRUSSED

I see that your squire's eyes are starting from his head like a trussed crab.

Boiled partridges require to be trussed the same as chickens: from twenty to twenty-five minutes will do them sufficiently.

He was bound and trussed so tightly that he could not make a move, either.

A bundle of rags was trussed against the post of one of the stalls.

The most simple bridge or trussed form is the well-known A-shaped arch.

"Trussed him up to the davit pole," he breathed in the inspector's ear.

He turned and went back to the dining cabin where Tallis was trussed up.

"I am sorry to see it is your turn to be trussed up in bed, Dubois," he said.

They trussed their captive with the lariat still snubbed to his saddle-horn.

Sailor now seized the trussed Jules from the bucket and flung him on the ground.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "collection of things bound together," from Old French trousse, torse, of unknown origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *torciare "to twist." Meaning "surgical appliance to support a rupture, etc." first attested 1540s. Sense of "framework for supporting a roof or bridge" is first recorded 1650s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRUSSED

framed

adjectivemade of wood
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