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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, hobbled or fettered to a clog: said of a horse.


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  • In some families, the men spanceled and held the sheep while the women clipped their wool and marked them with the family's distinguishing mark.

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  • We spanceled our horses in a tiny opening well surrounded by woods.

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  • That night, according to my custom, I spanceled my horse at a considerable distance from my camp.

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