Chains


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Chains

Vertical strips of rusticated masonry rising between the horizontal moldings and the cornice, dividing the facade into bays or panels.

What does it mean when you dream about chains?

“The chains that bind” may portend a happy union or marriage or be the missing link to the solution of a problem or situation. A succession of events can be linked together in a chain reaction. Ideas and opinions can be bound up in old ways of doing things. The dreamer may be needing to break free of the chains that bind or to link up with new ideas, people, or situations. (See also Rope).

References in classic literature ?
While the tumult was at its height, and each masquerader attentive only to his own safety (for, in fact, there was much real danger from the pressure of the excited crowd), the chain by which the chandelier ordinarily hung, and which had been drawn up on its removal, might have been seen very gradually to descend, until its hooked extremity came within three feet of the floor.
While they were thus situated, the dwarf, who had followed noiselessly at their heels, inciting them to keep up the commotion, took hold of their own chain at the intersection of the two portions which crossed the circle diametrically and at right angles.
With this permission, which Don Quixote would have taken even had they not granted it, he approached the chain and asked the first for what offences he was now in such a sorry case.
The action of the water had so rusted the chain, that it was impossible for me to unfasten it from the hasp which attached it to the case.
What devious chain of circumstances had led my boy to my side at this one particular minute of our lives when I could strike him down and kill him, in ignorance of his identity
Look thou to my chain and tell me then where else might I sit
I wear the chain I forged in life,' replied the Ghost.
The bird flew down and took the gold chain in his right claw, and then he alighted again in front of the goldsmith and sang:
The youth in front by the chain prevented him from attacking the youth behind, and the youth behind, with the rope, prevented him from attacking the youth in front, and both prevented him from attacking Collins, whom he knew incontrovertibly to be the master of evil and hurt.
Why, you just said a body could lift up the bed- stead and slip the chain off.
You must wear your chain this afternoon, please, and let me see it on your neck, for I am coming over in my new sleigh to take you both to drive.
Directly ahead of me in the chain gang was a young woman.