2. Verb. (third-person singular of padlock) ¹
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Definition of Padlocks
1. padlock [v] - See also: padlock
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Padlocks
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Literary usage of Padlocks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1895)
"NOTES ON TWO CURIOUS padlocks IN THE CARLISLE MUSEUM.* By RS FERGUSON, FSA I have the honour to exhibit two padlocks with their keys, of a construction ..."
2. The Light of Nature Pursued by Abraham Tucker, Henry Paulet St. John Mildmay (1831)
"... as that there is nothing left for us to pay : we are captives still, but have the key put into our hands that will unlock the padlocks of our chains, ..."
3. The Comic History of the United States: From a Period Prior to the Discovery by John D. Sherwood (1870)
"... Specimens of tender Gold and Silver; Militia Uniforms ; padlocks for securing Houses against Searches; Jury-Boxes, Trial Balances, and other Goods. ..."
4. Curiosities of London: Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of by John Timbs (1868)
"15».; eeal for the Chairman, 61. l-li.; gloves, 101. 18>.; toilet articles for ladies' rooms, 291. Hi.; padlocks, S/., ic. ..."
5. My Adventures During the Late War: A Narrative of Shipwreck, Captivity by Donat Henchy O'Brien (1902)
"... A fresh incarceration—Stripping a prisoner naked a more effectual detainer than chains and padlocks—Hopes of escape prove delusive—Gaol surgery and gaol ..."
6. The history of the temple of Jerusalem: tr. from the MS. of Jalal-addín [or by James Reynolds (1836)
"... are covered with rich carpets; the entrances are guarded by iron gates and wooden doors plated with silver, having bolts and padlocks of the same. ..."