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Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs.  Synonyms: cuff, handcuff, handlock.

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"Manacle" Quotes from Famous Books

... Dombey and his wife was not weakened by time. Ill-assorted couple, unhappy in themselves and in each other, bound together by no tie but the manacle that joined their fettered hands, and straining that so harshly, in their shrinking asunder, that it wore and chafed to the bone, Time, consoler of affliction and softener of anger, could do nothing to help them. Their pride, however different in kind and object, was equal in degree; ...
— Dombey and Son • Charles Dickens

... there were none of the crashings which told of a shot coming home. Then, if it was not an action, it must be a salute. But who would salute Sharkey, the pirate? It could only be another pirate ship which would do so. So Craddock lay back again with a groan, and continued to work at the manacle which still held his right wrist. But suddenly there came the shuffling of steps outside, and he had hardly time to wrap the loose links round his free hand, when the door was unbolted and two pirates ...
— The Green Flag • Arthur Conan Doyle

... fall on me!' she said to Tresten, in her emphatic tone. 'He will have his interview with the girl. He will subdue the girl. He will manacle himself in the chains he makes her wear. She will not miss her chance! I am the object of her detestation. I am the price paid for their reconcilement. She will seize her opportunity to vilipend me, and ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

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

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