Rammel vs Trammel - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between rammel and trammel
is that rammel
is (obsolete) refuse matter while trammel
is whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
As a verb trammel is
to entangle, as in a net.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(obsolete) refuse matter
- Filled with any rubbish, rammel and broken stones.
Whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, as a net or shackle.
* (rfdate) (Jeffrey)
A fishing net that has large mesh at the edges and smaller mesh in the middle
A kind of net for catching birds, fishes, or other prey.
- [They] disdain the trammels of any sordid contract.
A set of rings or other hanging devices, attached to a transverse bar suspended over a fire, used to hang cooking pots etc.
A net for confining a woman's hair.
A kind of shackle used for regulating the motions of a horse and making him amble.
(engineering) An instrument for drawing ellipses, one part of which consists of a cross with two grooves at right angles to each other, the other being a beam carrying two pins (which slide in those grooves), and also the describing pencil.
A beam compass
To entangle, as in a net.
* 1880 , Samuel Taylor Coleridge , lines 9-10
- ''the scarce-snatched hours
- ''Which deepening pain left to his lordliest powers: —
To confine; to hamper; to shackle.
* 1948 , Winston Churchill,
- ''Heaven lost through spider-trammelled prison-bars.
- Virtuous motives, trammeled by inertia and timidity, are no match for armed and resolute wickedness.