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straight jacket

A stiff timber which is fixed to a wall so as to increase its rigidity and to reinforce it.
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Chris asked George to help buckle him in to his tight straitjacket, so George was even more nervous than most as he watched the magician's dangerous act.
Antony escaped the straitjacket and was brought back to the ground just in time before the ropes snapped.
It was that straitjacket many in Old Trafford booed last weekend after their expensively-assembled side's fifth 0-0 draw in nine games.
CAD industry software developers are discovering the benefits they can deliver by incorporating these CAMS technologies in their solutions, how to take off the straitjacket, in other words.
He jumped off the London eye, trapped in straitjacket, with only minutes to escape before a burning rope sent him plummiting into the Thames river.
2]s & Heartbreak" track "Say You Will" while wearing a straitjacket.
GUINNESS world record-breaking escapologist David Straitjacket launched an international music festival.
The reviewer states: "The reader is urged to carefully study the book and then work to put government back into its constitutional straitjacket.
But I also suspect that the price of inhabiting the twisted straitjacket that the screenwriter has designed for Judi Dench is going to make even that pursuit a bitter pill to swallow.
The "one man, one vote" decision has put the states into a one-size-fits-all straitjacket when it comes to organizing their legislatures.