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  • n. Plural form of shackle.
  • n. Restraints, (usually metal) often joined by a chain, placed around a prisoner's wrists or ankles to restrict their movement.

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  • As always, a pleasure.

    August 15, 2015

  • Thank you, slumry.

    August 15, 2015

  • According to OED, soup, stew or broth. http://findwords.info/term/shackles

    August 15, 2015

  • Heard in the movie “Mr. Turner:” a couple of unfamiliar words that do not appear in standard dictionaries. One was “shackles” as a type of food:

    MRS BOOTH
    I hope you’re enjoying your supper.

    TURNER
    Mmm.

    MRS BOOTH
    Oh, good. Some folk do find shackles too salty for their taste.

    TURNER
    Can never be too salty for me, madam

    As the scene was set in East Kent I suspect it is a Kentish dialect word but I cannot find it documented. It may be a local word for a species of shellfish or perhaps some finned fish preserved in salt. Does anyone know what you are eating when you are eating shackles in Kent?

    August 15, 2015