And there he was at the end of his tether after having often painted the town tolerably pink without a beggarly stiver.
The horse having reached the end of his tether, so to speak, halted and, rearing high a proud feathering tail, added his quota by letting fall on the floor which the brush would soon brush up and polish, three smoking globes of turds.
(He worms down through a coalhole, his brown habit trailing its tether over rattling pebbles.
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My body dangles, tethered by a rope hooked to my belt.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Most of the others sat slumped and sleeping in wheelchairs lined up in front of a huge television screen, all tethered to oxygen tanks like withered balloons.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory