I am glad to say that during the Omdurman Campaign there was no attempt, within my knowledge, of muzzling the press.
But office is regarded as a muzzling order, as far as I can make out.
I saw an experienced man get a thumb terribly lacerated while muzzling a wolf, yet he succeeded, and in an incredibly short time.
The muzzling regulations in Norwich were withdrawn in the last week in October.
The inefficiency of some orders for the muzzling of dogs makes nothing against these facts.
He had been up to town to get the dogs new muzzles, as the muzzling order has just been put in force in this county.
There is no reason why the disease could not be stamped out of a state in six months by muzzling all the dogs.
"No wonder Mr. Bilton preferred heaven," thought Anna-Felicitas, also a little restless at the completeness of her muzzling.
There is a Press, but the muzzling order has long been in force, and recalcitrant editors soon see the inside of the Penitentiary.
He is the most poisonous kind of bore, and I'll gladly pay for the removal of the cowl, if that's the only way of muzzling him.
late 14c., "device put over an animal's mouth to stop it from biting, eating, or rooting," from Old French musel "muzzle," also "snout, nose" (12c., Modern French museau), from muse "muzzle," from Gallo-Romance *musa "snout" (cf. Provençal mus, Old Spanish mus, Italian muso), of unknown origin, possibly related to Latin morsus "bite" (but OED finds "serious difficulties" with this). Meaning "projecting part of the head of an animal" is from early 15c. in English; sense of "open end of a firearm" first recorded 1560s.
"to put a muzzle on," early 15c., from muzzle (n.). Figurative use from 1610s. Related: Muzzled; muzzling.
Grain in the East is usually thrashed by the sheaves being spread out on a floor, over which oxen and cattle are driven to and fro, till the grain is trodden out. Moses ordained that the ox was not to be muzzled while thrashing. It was to be allowed to eat both the grain and the straw (Deut. 25:4). (See AGRICULTURE.)