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flies the handle

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bark, flare, flash, growl, grumble, grunt, lash out, retort, snarl, snort.
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Correct spelling:
fetters
Definition:
When a prisoner is brought into court to plead he shall not be put in fetters. 2 Inst. 315; 3 Inst. 34; 2 Hale, 119; Hawk. b. 21 c. 28, s. 1 Kel. 10; 1 Chitty's Cr. Law, 417. An officer having arrested a defendant on a civil suit, or a person accused of a crime, has no right to handcuff him unless it is necessary, or he has attempted to make his escape. 4 B. & C. 596; 10 Engl. C. L. Rep. 412, S. C.

Synonyms:

noun
bindings; bondage
captivity, chains, check, cuffs, curb, handcuffs, hindrance, irons, obstruction, restraint, trammels, Bilboes, bonds, shackles, manacles.
fetters
bondage, captivity, chains, handcuffs, irons, Inhibitions, checks, bonds, hindrances, obstructions, restrictions, curbs, constraints, restraints, shackles, manacles, bracelets.
restraint
pinion, restraint, straitjacket, pinions, straitjackets.
verb
hinders
bars, brakes, stays, stops, Delays, Cramps, checks, burdens, handicaps, restrains, encumbers, catches, resists, cripples, hampers, hamstrings, hinders, impairs, paralyzes, chokes, constrains, counters, deters, inhibits, drags, blocks, opposes, impedes, obstructs, bottlenecks, baffles, bungs, clogs, complicates, congests, constipates, crimps, curbs, dams, detains, entangles, entraps, fouls, frustrates, interrupts, jams, mires, plugs, restricts, snags, snarls, tangles, thwarts.
imprisons
confines, handcuffs, collars, impounds, condemns, sentences, bridles, harnesses, imprisons, incarcerates, jails, cages, fences, tethers, shackles, locks up, manacles, straight jackets.
Examples of usage:
  1. The Shower Bath was released from its icy fetters, and the little mountain stream poured over the lip of granite with a burst of sound like laughter. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  2. The Act of Quebec in 1774 delivered our fathers from the unjust fetters fastened on their freedom by the oath required under the Supremacy Act; but it is to the prudence of Mgr. – The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval by A. Leblond de Brumath
  3. The ease with which a princess can shake off her fetters the moment she seriously tries to surprised her, and amused her too, for a little. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  4. While they were fastening his fetters, he spoke a few affectionate words to his weeping wife. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  5. He was very glad of the collar about his neck and the fetters on his legs. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason

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