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.
So Little John was made fast to the gallows-tree, while the Sheriff and all his men who could march or hobble went out to get Robin Hood and bring him in for the double hanging.
It was not long before the hyaenodon's leg was suffi-ciently mended to permit him to rise and hobble about on three legs.