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fetter
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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Definition
to restrain or hinder

or more archaically:

a shackle for the ankles
  • The clanking of fetters and the rattling of chains in the prison,
    Appendix (29% in)
fetters = a shackle for the ankles
  • I would allow myself to suffer under the greatest imputations which evil-minded men might suggest, rather than exculpate myself, and thereby run the hazard of closing the slightest avenue by which a brother slave might clear himself of the chains and fetters of slavery.
    Chapter 11 (5% in)
  • What! servants of thy own Merciful Son, who came to seek and save The homeless and the outcast, fettering down The tasked and plundered slave!
    Appendix (38% in)

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