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also hogtie, "bind hands and feet," 1887, from hog (n.) + tie (v.). Related: Hog-tied.

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  • We could throw an hog-tie her, sez Tank; and you could get it easy an comfortable.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • To "hog-tie" him in this position, was the work of but a moment, and at last the blue-roan outlaw was a captive.

  • "You'll have to hog-tie that feller," said one, drawing nearer than the rest in his interest.

    Trail's End George W. Ogden
  • I'm allers willin' to rope and hog-tie a new bunch o' words, an' I has gratitood therefor.

    The Boy With the U. S. Survey Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • So you tell me who are the top of the bunch in our class, and Ill go and fetch em in if I have to rope em and hog-tie em.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • "Yuh want to hog-tie it, then," Big Medicine retorted, resentful because Pink seemed not to grasp the full humor of the thing.

    Flying U Ranch B. M. Bower
  • To think that you managed to hog-tie me like this without waking me up!

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The cattlemen wont hire me, though I kin rope and hog-tie as well as any puncher they got.

    Ruth Fielding In the Saddle Alice B. Emerson

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