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Trammel   /trˈæməl/   Listen

A fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh.  Synonym: trammel net.
An adjustable pothook set in a fireplace.
A restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble.
A restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner).  Synonyms: bond, hamper, shackle.

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"Trammel" Quotes from Famous Books

... tried. She made no attempt to do so. She gave herself up to the rapturous enjoyment of their "lovering" with all the naive abandon of a delighted child. The little ties and tapes and conventions, which trammel more or less all but the very simplest lives, fell from her, snapped by the expansion of her love-exalted soul. She was back to the simple elementals. She loved Jock, Jock loved her. They were happy as the day was long. Why on earth should they not show it? If she ...
— Pearl of Pearl Island • John Oxenham

... legislate as the necessities of this particular service may require. As to the mode of organizing them, it should be left as free from restraint as possible. Experience will suggest the best course, and it would be inexpedient to trammel the subject with provisions that might, in the end, prevent the adoption of ...
— A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital • John Beauchamp Jones

... indifferentists that Anastasia belonged; she neither sought nor shunned a change of state, but regarded marriage as an accident that, in befalling her, might substantially change the outlook. It would render a life of teaching, no doubt, impossible; domestic or maternal cares might to some extent trammel even literary activity (for, married or not married, she was determined to fulfil her mission of writing), but in no case was she inclined to regard marriage as an escape from difficulties, as the solution of so trivial a problem ...
— The Nebuly Coat • John Meade Falkner

... To slumbery pout; just as the morning south Disparts a dew-lipp'd rose. Above his head, Four lily stalks did their white honours wed To make a coronal; and round him grew 410 All tendrils green, of every bloom and hue, Together intertwin'd and trammel'd fresh: The vine of glossy sprout; the ivy mesh, Shading its Ethiop berries; and woodbine, Of velvet leaves and bugle-blooms divine; Convolvulus in streaked vases flush; The creeper, mellowing for an autumn blush; And virgin's bower, trailing airily; With others of the ...
— Endymion - A Poetic Romance • John Keats

Words linked to "Trammel" :   cuff, chains, harness, cramp, gate, catch, baffle, rule, stiffen, mark out, hold in, hunting, capture, restraint, hunt, reduce, halter, clamp down, hold, check, constrain, confine, tighten up, manacle, restrain, gin, fishing net, strangle, regulate, inhibit, fetter, control, irons, tighten, rein, encumber, cumber, curb, contain, tie, snare, draw a line, handlock, crack down, fishnet, trammel net, ball and chain, mark off, handcuff, hobble, draw the line, moderate, pothook, constraint

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