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Manacle   Listen
noun
Manacle  n.  A handcuff; a shackle for the hand or wrist; usually in the plural. "Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right hand."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Manacle" Quotes from Famous Books



... facts of human nature, nor the most stupendous events in the story of the race. Hume may not rule out the settled laws of evidence the moment they touch the borders of religion; nor may Strauss, by the simple assertion that miracles are impossible, manacle the arm of God. Comte may not put his extinguisher upon the great underlying verities of our being, nor Tyndall jump the iron track of his own principles to smuggle into matter a 'potency and promise' of all 'life.' Huxley ...
— The History of Dartmouth College • Baxter Perry Smith

... or retracing step, until from the waters of the Gulf to the woods of the North, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific sea, this broad beat of empire shall possess an invincible people with no clanking manacle to fetter the ...
— The American Union Speaker • John D. Philbrick



Words linked to "Manacle" :   hamper, fetter, trammel, bond, shackle



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