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But they had no right to tyrannise over others, and tie them down to their own procrustean bed.Mary Barton|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
It is revealed as the Procrustean bed which cramps us up until we ache inside.Nonsenseorship|G. G. Putnam and Others
They are too often broken outright on the Procrustean bed; they are probably always disfigured.Familiar Studies of Men and Books|Robert Louis Stevenson
To him the judicial office was a Procrustean one of fitting each case to the legal bed, if necessary by a surgical operation.An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law|Roscoe Pound
Iron-bound, impersonal ethics, the procrustean bed of rules, he soon saw at their true value as the deification of averages.Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin|Robert Louis Stevenson