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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cramp-ring.
 
To scour the crampring. To be put into fetters; to be imprisoned. The allusion is obvious.   1
        “There’s no muckle hazard o’ scouring the cramp-ring.”—Sir W. Scott: Guy Mannering, chap. xxiii.
 


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