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English Dictionary: fetters by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Fetter \Fet"ter\, n. [AS. fetor, feter; akin to OS. feter[?]s,
      pl., OD. veter, OHG. fezzera, Icel. fj[94]turr, L. pedi[?]a,
      Gr. [?], and to E. foot. [root] 77. See {Foot}.] [Chiefly
      used in the plural, {fetters}.]
      1. A chain or shackle for the feet; a chain by which an
            animal is confined by the foot, either made fast or
            disabled from free and rapid motion; a bond; a shackle.
                     [They] bound him with fetters of brass. --Judg. xvi.
      2. Anything that confines or restrains; a restraint.
                     Passion's too fierce to be in fetters bound.
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