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Manacles

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Mánacles. n.s. [manicles, French, manicæ from manus, Latin.] Chain for the hands; shackles.

For my sake wear this glove;
It is a manacle of love.
Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

                        Thou
Must, as a foreign recreant, be led
With manacles along our street.
Shakespeare's Coriolanus.

                    Such a person
Could fetch your brother from the manacles
Of the all-holding law.
Shakesp. Meas. for Measure.

Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and like manacles on the right-hand. Ecclus. xxi. 19.

The bounds of the law good men count their ornament and protection; others, their manacles and oppression. King Charles.

Sources: Charles I (27) · Shakespeare's Coriolanus (80) · Shakespeare's Cymbeline (73) · The Bible - Ecclesiasticus (27) · Shakespeare's Measure for Measure (39)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Manacles." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 28, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5026.


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