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Here Tom made some movement of his feet, and George's eye fell on the fetters.
He hurled himself forward until the iron fetter bit deep into his flesh, but all futilely.
Literature had already begun to shake off its fetters of art.
As for me, every word was a new heap of fetters, riveted above the last.
At a certain stage in the development of these means of production and of exchange, the conditions under which feudal society produced and exchanged, the feudal organisation of agriculture and manufacturing industry, in one word, the feudal relations of property became no longer compatible with the already developed productive forces; they became so many fetters.
Every man is provided with a picket with an iron head, a mallet, and hobbles, or leathern fetters for the horses.
To Tardos Mors I went first, asking where the keys might be which would unfasten their fetters.
Away with him to the deepest dungeon beneath the castle moat;' and which, accompanied with a little jingling of fetters, had been known to produce great effects in its time.
As several gentlemen in these times, by the wonderful force of genius only, without the least assistance of learning, perhaps, without being well able to read, have made a considerable figure in the republic of letters; the modern critics, I am told, have lately begun to assert, that all kind of learning is entirely useless to a writer; and, indeed, no other than a kind of fetters on the natural sprightliness and activity of the imagination, which is thus weighed down, and prevented from soaring to those high flights which otherwise it would be able to reach.
Many a one cannot loosen his own fetters, but is nevertheless his friend's emancipator.
I do not remember now the details of the weight and length of the fetters riveted on his limbs by an "Administrative" order, but it was in the number of pounds and the thickness of links an appalling assertion of the divine right of autocracy.
Are these iron fetters, riveted on me by the smith's hammer, or are they fancies I can shatter at a blow?