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  • v. Present participle of shackle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shackly; rickety.

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Examples

  • In twenty years time, the idea of shackling oneself to a desk and squinting at a screen to read the NYT will seem laughably quaint and rather sad.

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  • And we think that the shackling was a vexatious act.

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  • It is to the novelist's credit that he preserves a degree of sympathy for those whom poverty pushes towards piracy, as well as for the teenagers who are brainwashed into jihadism and whose fate, should they refuse to take orders, may entail shackling and torture.

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  • The Women in Prison Project in New York City calls shackling

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  • According to media reports, Miller introduced harsh interrogation methods to Guantánamo, such as shackling detainees into stress positions and using guard dogs to exploit what the former head commander in Iraq Lt.

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  • Many of these methods -- such as shackling detainees to the floor for hours in painful positions, keeping them shivering cold during interrogations, grilling them for 16 hours nonstop, waking them up by moving them every few hours, using loud music and strobe lights -- had been officially approved as "humane," the Pentagon report explained.

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  • Azarov reiterated that difficult negotiations with Russia are in progress, as the contracts for gas supplies to Ukraine are 'shackling'.

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  • "Women in detention described violations such as shackling pregnant detainees or failing to follow up on the signs of breast and cervical cancer, as well as basic affronts to their dignity," says Meghan Rhoad, women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, one of the organizations that authored the report.

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  • "Women in detention described violations such as shackling pregnant detainees or failing to follow up on signs of breast and cervical cancer, as well as basic affronts to their dignity," said Meghan Rhoad, researcher in the women's rights division at Human Rights Watch.

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  • "Women in detention described violations such as shackling pregnant detainees or failing to follow up on the signs of breast and cervical cancer, as well as basic affronts to their dignity," says Meghan Rhoad, women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch.

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  • (adjective) - Rickety; ramshackle. U.S. --Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1919

    April 22, 2018

  • n. A small shack. Perhaps.

    January 18, 2009