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Trammel  v. t.  (past & past part. trammeled or trammelled; pres. part. trammeling, or trammelling)  
To entangle, as in a net; to catch. (R.)
To confine; to hamper; to shackle.

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"Trammel" Quotes from Famous Books

... flower of rushes, Ripe grasses trammel a travelling foot, The faint fresh flame of the young year flushes From leaf to flower and flower to fruit; And fruit and leaf are as gold and fire, And the oat is heard above the lyre, And the hoofed heel of a satyr crushes The ...
— The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 3 (of 4) • Various

... States, which alone can legislate as the necessities of this particular service may require. As to the mode of organizing them, it should be left as free from restraint as possible. Experience will suggest the best course, and it would be inexpedient to trammel the subject with provisions that might, in the end, prevent the adoption of reforms suggested by ...
— A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital • John Beauchamp Jones

... The Japanese Navy, he observed, had no past and no traditions to hamper its development; its officers and administrators had only one desire—to get the best of everything in modern naval science from anywhere. There was no cult of seamanship, no dead wall of prejudice to trammel modern naval developments. There was no prejudice at the Japanese Admiralty against anything—save stagnation. Progress was the keynote and watchword of the Japanese Navy. My friend assured me that it was, as regards equipment, ...
— The Empire of the East • H. B. Montgomery

... from the restlessness and discomfort with which it begins, and the trouble it causes in the soul while it lasts; from the obscurity and distress, the aridity and indisposition for prayer and for every good work, which it produces. It seems to stifle the soul and trammel the body, so as to make them good ...
— The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus • Teresa of Avila

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