Released but not free, the famed Chinese artist is out of jail but muzzled and constrained by the government.
She had thought it legal as the greyhounds were muzzled and the magistrate gave her an absolute discharge.
Troops are on the streets, the media is muzzled, and the already weak caretaker government has been further marginalized.
You ought to be ashamed of myself, and you should be muzzled.
It would be well for the people if their advisers were muzzled too.
The patient beasts that toiled with him recognised it, and again one of them muzzled his shoulder and caught at his arm.
Instead, it sat on its haunches close to the mountaineer, and muzzled his hand.
I threw myself hastily upon him and wrapped him in my arms and muzzled the bunch of veil that was his nose with my hand.
I've to be tied to the stake at ten, chained and muzzled—a leetle-a dawg!
I was in a hurry to get out of town, for my dogs were not muzzled.
late 14c., "device put over an animal's mouth to stop it from biting, eating, or rooting," from Old French musel "muzzle," also "snout, nose" (12c., Modern French museau), from muse "muzzle," from Gallo-Romance *musa "snout" (cf. Provençal mus, Old Spanish mus, Italian muso), of unknown origin, possibly related to Latin morsus "bite" (but OED finds "serious difficulties" with this). Meaning "projecting part of the head of an animal" is from early 15c. in English; sense of "open end of a firearm" first recorded 1560s.
"to put a muzzle on," early 15c., from muzzle (n.). Figurative use from 1610s. Related: Muzzled; muzzling.
Grain in the East is usually thrashed by the sheaves being spread out on a floor, over which oxen and cattle are driven to and fro, till the grain is trodden out. Moses ordained that the ox was not to be muzzled while thrashing. It was to be allowed to eat both the grain and the straw (Deut. 25:4). (See AGRICULTURE.)