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  1. Confined, penned up, unable to make changes.
:1869 The most cabined, cribbed, and confined creature in the world! I have been fighting my way up for the last four years, and have not allowed myself the liberty of one flirtation -- not often even the recreation of a natural laugh. " Anthony Trollope, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=631445699&tag=Trollope,+Anthony:+Phineas+Finn,+1867-1869&query=crib&id=TroFinn Phineas Finn. :1857 Phrenologically, my young friend, you would seem to have a well-developed head, and large; but cribbed within the ugly view, the Tacitus view, your large brain, like your large ox in the contracted field, will but starve the more. " Herman Melville, The Confidence-Man, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=475665563&tag=Melville,+Herman,+1819-1891:++The+Confidence-Man,+1857&query=crib&id=MelConf Chapter 5. :1831 In this sense every man feels, while cribbed in a cabin of flesh, and shut up by the capricious and arbitrary injunctions of human communities, that he is not at home. " William Godwin, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=319765717&tag=Godwin,+William:+Thoughts+on+Man:+His+Nature,+Productions,+and+Discoveries,+1831&query=crib&id=GodThou Thoughts on Man: His Nature, Productions, and Discoveries. Etymology: :Then comes my fit again: I had else been perfect,:Whole as the marble, founded as the rock,:As broad and general as the casing air::But now I am cabin'd, cribb'd, confined , bound in:To saucy doubts and fears. But Banquo's safe?" William Shakespeare, Macbeth'', Act 3, Scene 4.From crib + cabin + confine


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