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Synonyms for fetter

Synonyms for fetter

something that physically confines the legs or arms

to restrict the activity or free movement of

Synonyms for fetter

a shackle for the ankles or feet


restrain with fetters

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In short, the distaste of the worthy naturalist for beef was not unlike that which the shepherd sometimes produces, by first muzzling and fettering his delinquent dog, and then leaving him as a stepping stone for the whole flock to use in its transit over a wall, or through the opening of a sheep-fold; a process which is said to produce in the culprit a species of surfeit, on the subject of mutton, for ever after.