hobble

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hobble

1. a strap, rope, etc., used to hobble a horse
2. a castrated ferret
References in classic literature ?
I am privileged, because I am known to be honorable and trustworthy, and because I have a distinguished record in the service; so they don't hobble me nor tie me to stakes or shut me tight in stables, but let me wander around to suit myself.
He hobbled their feet with hobbles of gold which none could either unloose or break, so that they might stay there in that place until their lord should return.
Phil, with a look at his master, hobbles up, saying, "Here's the guv'ner, Mrs.
Warner picks East up lame and half stunned, and he hobbles back into goal, conscious of having played the man.