tied down


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See: indentured
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I attempted to rise, but was not able to stir: for as I happened to lie on my back, I found my arms and legs were strongly fastened on each side to the ground; and my hair, which was long and thick, tied down in the same manner.
I attempted to rise, but was not able to stir: for, as I happened to lie on my back, I found my arms and legs were strongly fastened on each side to the ground; and my hair, which was long and thick, tied down in the same manner.
I'm not tied down to anything that isn't 8,000 miles in diameter.
This can never be tied down by such strict rules, either in the delineation of the offense by the prosecutors, or in the construction of it by the judges, as in common cases serve to limit the discretion of courts in favor of personal security.
To avoid that, "said Arthur, "let us have the furniture fixed to the floor, and ourselves tied down to the furniture.
To be tied down to the regular payment of such a sum, on every rent day, is by no means desirable: it takes away one's independence.
At night he was tied down, lest he should kick the covers off him, while the family lay in their stupor of exhaustion.
If you don't sit still, you must be tied down," said Bessie.
You know, Joe," he said, "that you are not tied down to that laundry.
You shall not make a guy of yourself," remonstrated Meg, as Jo tied down with a red ribbon the broad-brimmed, old-fashioned leghorn Laurie had sent for a joke.
He was gagged before he could give the alarm, and tied down upon the bed.
The true scientific mind is not to be tied down by its own conditions of time and space.