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  • v. To hamper by entangling

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To trammel; to entangle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To trammel; entangle.
  • To make into ringlets; curl; frizzle.


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  • Surely the very motions she had made in his presence, so slight and so conscious, had been made in the knowledge that he was well aware of them, cobweb threads to entrammel one more unlikely fly.

    The Devil's Novice

  • There is a strange abundance of spiders, too, we perceive; spinning their webs here, as if they would entrammel something in them.

    Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance


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