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  • v. Present participle of leash.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The forming of a leash (or lease) in the warp-threads in a loom between the warp-beam and the heddles.
  • n. Same as shaft-lashing.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I wish I believed in leashing my children …. luckily they are so close in age and they are both girls, so they tend to travel in the same general directions.

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  • Purse strings are of limited use in leashing our bureaucracy because the rule making process usually imposes the costs on the target group.


  • Stevenson, when he was governor of Illinois, once rejected such a law, terming leashing

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  • I have to ask if this is because Iraq is seen as safely on a leash, or whether the saber rattling of Russia has raised the priority of protecting the pipeline (and hence "leashing" Russia's energy power)?

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  • Each city within Fribourg reserves the right to enforce regulations such as leashing and banning of canines from certain areas.

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  • While most modern dog parks have a gated vestibule area for leashing and unleashing pooches, the only entrance to this one is a double gate wide enough to accommodate a dump truck, and the latch is a design worthy of Rube Goldberg (see photos on jump).

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  • Other cities have registration laws, fines for not leashing or muzzling your pit bull, and restrictions against breeding.

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  • Or perhaps the weight on my chest was God, knowing the human race was too curious for its own good, placing a firm hand of protection, holding us close, leashing our titanium bird lest we flew too close to the sun.

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  • Am I accusing Joe Scarborough of un-leashing tongue inflicted rants, and lambasting his guests the way Fox's Bill O'Reilly did against Congressman Barney Frank?

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  • This radically reduces U.S. influence in garnering cooperation in leashing the Russian bear.

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