Muzzled
Muzzle Muz"zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Muzzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Muzzling}.] [F. museler.] 1. To bind the mouth of; to fasten the mouth of, so as to prevent biting or eating; hence, figuratively, to bind; to sheathe; to restrain from speech or action; as, the dictator muzzled all the newspapers. ``My dagger muzzled.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. --Deut. xxv. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. To fondle with the closed mouth. [Obs.] --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]


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