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coffle

[kaw-fuh l, kof-uh l] /ˈkɔ fəl, ˈkɒf əl/
noun
1.
a line of animals, prisoners, or slaves chained and driven along together.
verb (used with object), coffled, coffling.
2.
to chain in a coffle.
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  • The traders removed the restraints when the coffle neared the market.
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coffle

/ˈkɒfəl/
noun
1.
(esp formerly) a line of slaves, beasts, etc, fastened together
Word Origin
C18: from Arabic qāfilah caravan
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