from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An iron ring with a chain attached, used to confine a prisoner.


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  • "keep-friend" or "friend's foot," from which hung two irons reaching to his waist with two manacles fixed to them in which his hands were secured by a big padlock, so that he could neither raise his hands to his mouth nor lower his head to his hands.

    Don Quixote


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