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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Muzzle  \Muz"zle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Muzzled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Muzzling}.]  [F.  museler.] 
  1.  To  bind  the  mouth  of  to  fasten  the  mouth  of  so  as  to 
  prevent  biting  or  eating;  hence  figuratively,  to  bind;  to 
  sheathe;  to  restrain  from  speech  or  action  ``My  dagger 
  muzzled.''  --Shak. 
  Thou  shalt  not  muzzle  the  ox  when  he  treadeth  out 
  the  corn.  --Deut.  xxv. 
  2.  To  fondle  with  the  closed  mouth.  [Obs.]  --L'Estrange. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Muzzle  \Muz"zle\,  n.  [OE.  mosel,  OF  musel,  F.  museau  muzzle  or 
  snout,  LL  musellus  fr  musus,  morsus.  See  {Muse},  v.  i., 
  and  cf  {Morsel}.] 
  1.  The  projecting  mouth  and  nose  of  a  quadruped,  as  of  a 
  horse;  a  snout. 
  2.  The  mouth  of  a  thing  the  end  for  entrance  or  discharge; 
  as  the  muzzle  of  a  gun. 
  3.  A  fastening  or  covering  (as  a  band  or  cage)  for  the  mouth 
  of  an  animal,  to  prevent  eating  or  vicious  biting. 
  With  golden  muzzles  all  their  mouths  were  bound 
  {Muzzle  sight}.  (Gun.)  See  {Dispart},  n.,  2. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Muzzle  \Muz"zle\,  v.  i. 
  To  bring  the  mouth  or  muzzle  near 
  The  bear  muzzles  and  smels  to  him  --L'Estrange. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  open  discharging  end  of  a  gun  [syn:  {gun  muzzle},  {gunpoint}] 
  2:  forward  projecting  part  of  the  head  of  certain  animals; 
  includes  the  jaws  and  nose 
  3:  something  put  into  a  person's  mouth  to  prevent  speaking  or 
  shouting  [syn:  {gag}] 
  v  :  prevent  from  speaking  [syn:  {gag}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Grain  in  the  East  is  usually  thrashed  by  the  sheaves  being 
  spread  out  on  a  floor,  over  which  oxen  and  cattle  are  driven  to 
  and  fro,  till  the  grain  is  trodden  out  Moses  ordained  that  the 
  ox  was  not  to  be  muzzled  while  thrashing.  It  was  to  be  allowed 
  to  eat  both  the  grain  and  the  straw  (Deut.  25:4).  (See  {AGRICULTURE}.) 

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