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  • 21 Fetter — Fetterm 1.Hundertmarkschein.⇨fett2.NachderInflationderzwanzigerJahreaufgekommen,anfangsbeiGaunernundProstituierten. 2.wohlhabender,freigebigerProstituiertenkunde.1910ff. 3.seinenFettenweghaben=bezechtsein.⇨fett1.1950ff …

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  • 22 fetter — fet|ter [ˈfetə US ər] v [T usually passive] literary 1.) to restrict someone s freedom and prevent them from doing what they want ▪ fettered by family responsibilities 2.) to put chains on a prisoner s hands or feet = ↑chain …

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  • 23 fetter — fet|ter [ fetər ] verb transitive 1. ) LITERARY to limit someone s freedom to do what they want: We are fettered by petty bureaucracy. 2. ) to put chains on a prisoner s feet …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 24 fetter — v. a. HD. 2758 sb. HD. 2759 …

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  • 25 fetter — [[t]fe̱tə(r)[/t]] fetters, fettering, fettered 1) VERB (disapproval) If you say that you are fettered by something, you dislike it because it prevents you from behaving or moving in a free and natural way. [LITERARY] [be V ed] ...a private trust… …

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  • 26 fetter — fet·ter || fetÉ™(r) n. chain, shackle; hindrance v. chain, shackle; hinder, hamper …

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  • 27 fetter — noun a chain or shackle placed around a prisoner s ankles. ↘a restraint or check. verb restrain with fetters. ↘restrict: he was not fettered by tradition. Origin OE feter, of Gmc origin …

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  • 28 fetter — I. n. Shackle (for the feet), chain, bond, clog, hamper. II. v. a. 1. Shackle (the feet), clog, trammel, hamper, put fetters on. 2. Chain, bind, tie, confine, restrain, hamper, trammel, encumber …

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  • 29 fetter — 1 noun fetters (plural) literary a) the things that prevent someone from being free: breaking the fetters of convention b) chains that were put around a prisoner s feet in former times 2 verb (T) literary 1 to restrict someone s freedom and… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 30 fetter — n 1.Usu. fetters chains, shackles, gyves, trammels; irons, bonds, pinions; manacles, handcuffs, Sl. bracelets, Brit. Sl. darbies; hampers, clog, governor. v 2. shackle, gyve, manacle, handcuff, put in irons; chain, enchain, truss, bind, bind hand …

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  • 31 fetter — fet·ter …

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  • 32 fetter — fet•ter [[t]ˈfɛt ər[/t]] n. 1) a chain or shackle placed on the feet 2) Usu., fetters. anything that confines or restrains 3) to put fetters upon 4) to confine; restrain • Etymology: bef. 900; ME, OE feter; c. OHG fezzera, ON fjǫturr; akin to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 33 fetter — /ˈfɛtə / (say fetuh) noun 1. a chain or shackle placed around the ankle, used as a restraint. 2. (usually plural) anything that confines or restrains. –verb (t) 3. to put fetters upon. 4. to confine; restrain. {Middle English and Old English… …

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  • 34 fetter — n. & v. n. 1 a a shackle for holding a prisoner by the ankles. b any shackle or bond. 2 (in pl.) captivity. 3 a restraint or check. v.tr. 1 put into fetters. 2 restrict, restrain, impede. Etymology: OE feter f. Gmc …

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  • 35 Fetter Lane — is a street in the ward of Farringdon Without in London England. It runs from Fleet Street in the south to Holborn in the north.The earliest mention of the street is faitereslane in 1312 [ [http://www.motco.com/Harben/2062.htm Origin of Fetter… …

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  • 36 Fetter (disambiguation) — Fetter and similar can mean: * Fetters are a type of leg restraint * Alexander Fetter is an American physicist * See Fetter (Buddhism) for the Buddhist concept of mental fetter * Fetter v. Beale is an important law case about the crime of mayhem… …

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  • 37 Fetter Schrier Hoblitzell — (October 7, 1838 ndash; May 2, 1900) was an American politician and Congressman from Maryland.Born in Cumberland, Maryland, Hoblitzell attended the primary schools and graduated from the Allegany Academy of Cumberland. He studied law, was… …

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  • 38 Fetter Sonntag — Fetter Sonntag, so v.w. Feister Sonntag …

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  • 39 Fetter (Buddhism) — In Buddhism, a mental fetter or chain or bond (Pāli: samyojana , saŋyojana , saññojana ) shackles a person to samsara, the cycle of endless suffering. By completely cutting through all fetters, one attains Nibbana (Pali; Skt.: Nirvana ). Fetter… …

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  • 40 Fetter Lane Society — The Fetter Lane Society was the first flowering of the Moravian church in the UK, and an important as a precursor to Methodism. A short time before the great Methodist revival of the 18th Century in England, Moravians were avidly ministering… …

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