Yet Romney happily slid his leg into this manacle, slammed down the padlock, and threw the key into the river.
Although the blood was bursting from the nails Trenck forced his hand through the manacle.
In manacle and manumission we read the story of human slavery and freedom.
Here's a detective bound for Paris and prepared to manacle Talbot the moment he sees him.
She then took the key of the manacle out of her dress, and released me.
I was able to manacle his feet without awakening him, then took away his rifle and began to manacle his hands and his feet.
She rose and waited patiently while the manacle was affixed to her wrist.
And, remember, if it becomes necessary, I can activate the manacle.
"Come along, Robinson, and manacle this reprobate," he shouted.
My loved and lovely Soul has worn it through the ages: manacle, shackle.
mid-14c., "a fetter for the hand," from Old French manicle "manacles, handcuffs; bracelet; armor for the hands," from Latin manicula "handle," literally "little hand," diminutive of manicae "long sleeves of a tunic, gloves; armlets, gauntlets; handcuffs, manacles," from manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)). Related: Manacles.
In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear
[Blake, "Songs of Experience"]
c.1300, "to fetter with manacles," from manacle (n.). Related: Manacled; manacling.