from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as fetlock, 3.
  • noun In heraldry, a shackle or lock.


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  • But I shall doubtless find some English person of whom to make inquiries, since the confounded fetterlock clapped on my movements by old

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • An important thread of my first novel and my current work is also this fetterlock.

    Even in a little thing gillpolack 2005

  • “A fetterlock and shacklebolt azure,” said Ivanhoe;

    Ivanhoe 2004

  • He locked himself into iron chains, and threw their key into the river Dee, in order that he might be unable to open the fetterlock before he had made a pilgrimage to the tombs of St Peter and

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author John Hill Burton

  • The decoration of the eastern arch capitals consists of the badges of the Percy family -- the crescent and fetterlock.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Episcopal See C. King Eley

  • The confounded fetterlock clapped on my movements by old Griffiths prevents me repairing to England in person.

    The Gerund. 1908

  • On the left, looking northwards, rose the great old collegiate church, with its graceful lantern tower, above the low thatched stone houses of the village; on the right, adjoining the village beyond the big inn, rose the huge keep of the castle and its walls, within its double moats, ranged in form of a fetterlock of which the river itself was its straight side.

    Come Rack! Come Rope! Robert Hugh Benson 1892

  • A low wall on his right protected the road from the huge outer moat that ran, in the shape of a fetterlock, completely round all the buildings; and beyond it, springing immediately from the edge of the water, rose the massive outer wall, pierced here and there with windows.

    Come Rack! Come Rope! Robert Hugh Benson 1892

  • ` ` A fetterlock and shacklebolt azure, '' said Ivanhoe;

    Ivanhoe 1892

  • The uniting of so many suites of the mighty nobles of the fifteenth century formed quite a little army, amounting to some two or three hundred horsemen, mostly armed, and well appointed, with their masters 'badges on their sleeves, -- falcon and fetterlock, dun cow, bear and ragged staff and the cross of Durham, while all likewise wore in their caps the white rose.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862


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