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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of kettle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In geology, worn into potholes or ‘giant-kettles.’


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  • Mr Broadhurst admitted mistakes were made in the way activists were "kettled" - penned in

    Evening Standard - Home

  • At one of those demonstrations Yahia and many others were "kettled" - surrounded by a police cordon and slowly let out in return for giving their names and addresses and for being filmed.

    Signs of the Times

  • The asthma sufferer said she was prevented from leaving an area being "kettled" - a police tactic of enclosing protesters and not allowing them to move on.


  • You can follow updates from them here and on this heavy-handed policing, with campers beaten and forcibly detained - 'kettled' - by officers.

    Environment news, comment and analysis from the Guardian |

  • Police say protesters may face being "kettled" - contained inside a cordon - if there is a threat of serious disorder. | Top Stories

  • Police said protesters may face being "kettled" - contained inside a cordon - if there is a threat of serious disorder.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • The tactics include using social networking sites such as Twitter to warn crowds when they are about to be "kettled" - confined to a small space, often for hours at a time - which some believe provokes violent clashes rather than preventing them. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • He was also "kettled" - a police tactic that keeps a group of people in one spot without food or water - near Spadina Ave. and Richmond St. West and threatened with arrest. - Home Page

  • "kettled" - forcibly held behind police cordons for up to seven hours-in the side streets of central London.

  • Robinson was 'kettled' up Gordons arse Police confirmed.

    BBC Correspondent Nick Robinson Missing


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