Muzzling
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • κημώσεις — κήμωσις muzzling fem nom/voc pl (attic epic) κήμωσις muzzling fem nom/acc pl (attic) κημόω muzzle aor subj act 2nd sg (epic) κημόω muzzle fut ind act 2nd sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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