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shackle
used in BoneMan's Daughters

18 uses
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Definition
to restrain freedom
  • He was shackled in place—there would be no escape from this hole.
    Chapter 3 (55% in)
  • Ryan slouched in the chair with his arms shackled behind him, searching his mind for answers.
    Chapter 5 (15% in)
  • Kahlid rounded his chair, unfastened the shackles, and helped him to his feet.
    Chapter 5 (40% in)
  • Or maybe it reminded him of the shackles of humanity, bound by inevitable tragedy that ultimately ended in death.
    Chapter 28 (76% in)
  • He was a suspect in an interrogation room, shackled by... His mind suddenly filled with one of BoneMan's drawings on the storage room walls.
    Chapter 28 (78% in)
  • Under any other circumstance he would never look at iron shackles and think of them as a possibility, but he'd put his mind to just this possibility from the moment they moved him into the holding cell in the downtown precinct and locked the restraints around his wrists.
    Chapter 30 (4% in)
  • A single bed sat in the far corner and a chain shackled to the prisoner's wrist kept them from being able to reach the bars.
    Chapter 30 (7% in)
  • Handcuffs were quickly latched to his wrists and the shackle unlocked.
    Chapter 30 (14% in)
  • Back on the shackles.
    Chapter 30 (16% in)
  • Once out of the shackle the guard took other precautions that would make a struggle a losing proposition.
    Chapter 30 (16% in)
  • He might also need to collapse one of his metacarpals to squeeze his hand through the shackle.
    Chapter 30 (20% in)
  • Right here using the leverage provided by the bed, the shackle itself, and his full body weight, he might be able to break his bones.
    Chapter 30 (23% in)
  • RICKI HELD THE shackles in her gloved hands, slowly turning them over, mind spinning with the story they told.
    Chapter 30 (84% in)
  • They knew that Johnson had responded to the request and had, by all appearances, followed proper protocol by unlocking and entering the cell only when the restrained prisoner was safely against the wall with his shackled hands in plain sight.
    Chapter 30 (88% in)
  • She turned the black shackle over and tried to slip her hand into the small opening, but it wouldn't go.
    Chapter 30 (93% in)
  • Mark nodded, point conceded, and dropped the shackle on the bed, where it clanked in its chains.
    Chapter 30 (98% in)
  • He'd wedged the shackle between the bed frame and one of the posts and positioned his hand so that all of his weight would fall on his thumb when he threw himself backwards, but even then the bone had survived two failed attempts.
    Chapter 31 (7% in)
  • And he'd passed out a second time trying to slide his collapsed hand through the shackle.
    Chapter 31 (13% in)

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