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      n  
1    Chiefly poetic   a bird's wing  
2    the part of a bird's wing including the flight feathers  
      vb   tr  
3    to hold or bind (the arms) of (a person) so as to restrain or immobilize him  
4    to confine or shackle  
5    to make (a bird) incapable of flight by removing that part of (the wing) from which the flight feathers grow  
     (C15: from Old French pignon wing, from Latin pinna wing)  
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      n   a cogwheel that engages with a larger wheel or rack, which it drives or by which it is driven  
     (C17: from French pignon cogwheel, from Old French peigne comb, from Latin pecten comb; see pecten)  

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      vb   bind, chain, confine, fasten, fetter, immobilize, manacle, pin down, shackle, tie  

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