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leg irons

noun

See leg iron

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  • Tell Captain Jenks that if fortune favors me I'll come to him presently with the key to his leg irons.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • I have had Chips staple a chain in the floor of the cabin for the leg irons.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
  • Jason searched through his tool box for some rivets that could be used to fasten the leg irons on the man.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • Each prisoner was wearing his leg irons, and their escape was observed.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • The leg irons were removed from the prisoner, although the handcuffs were left in place.

    The Crime of the Century Henry M. Hunt
  • He had three sets of leg irons fastened round his ankles; a heavy bar weighing fourteen pounds, and two thick chains above that.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh
  • In all dives Houdini makes use of the regulation police handcuffs, chains, and leg irons.

  • Put the body board in place and mark the points where the ends of the leg irons strike it.

  • Then he found the key of the leg irons, and soon all were free, and the manacles tossed down the hatch to be gathered up later.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson

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