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fetter
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to restrain or hinder

or more archaically:

a shackle for the ankles
  • The first and second were successfully darted, and we saw the whales staggeringly running off, fettered by the enormous sidelong resistance of the towing drugg.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (76% in)

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