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May 14, 2005

Word of the Week #4


trammel \TRAM-ul\ noun

1 : a net for catching birds or fish
*2 : something impeding activity, progress, or freedom : restraints usually used in plural

Example sentence:
"I cast the miserable trammels of worldly discretion to the winds, and spoke with the fervour that filled me...." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

Thank you Merriam-Webster Online

Posted by Sissy at May 14, 2005 05:54 AM