So given all the evidence against it, why shackle women at all?
Conservatives distrust public officials and want to shackle them with detailed rules.
An institution that might have protected us two hundred years ago has become a shackle.
I suppose it would cost him some trouble to get the shackle from his leg, which was riveted on.
Sad and strange to say, it is also associated with the whip, the shackle, and the cowhide.
Did I make them, I would not attempt to shackle the conscience of any one.
A town without a charter,' he says, 'is a town without a shackle.'
Religious dogma is sometimes used to shackle human creativity, and the form of belief is allowed to stifle the vitality of faith.
He went off again, and shackle stood shaking his fist after him.
Therefore thou must forgive it if I shackle thy wrists again.
Old English sceacel "shackle, fetter," probably also in a general sense "a link or ring of a chain," from Proto-Germanic *skakula- (cf. Middle Dutch, Dutch schakel "link of a chain, ring of a net," Old Norse skökull "pole of a carriage"), of uncertain origin. According to OED, the common notion of "something to fasten or attach" makes a connection with shake unlikely. Figurative use from early 13c. Related: Shackledom "marriage" (1771); shackle-bone "the wrist" (1570s).
mid-15c., from shackle (n.). Figurative use from 1560s. Related: Shackled; shackling.