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    Arrow forcibly carrying person by limbs

    Is there any word or phrase to express a person being forcibly carried away by his limbs, like they do in some parliaments.

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    Re: forcibly carrying person by limbs

    "Dragged" comes to mind. "He was dragged out by his arms and legs." Strictly, dragging occurs if only the arms or the legs are used, and the rest of the body slides along the floor. But the sentence above works.

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    Re: forcibly carrying person by limbs

    I can only suggest manhandle at the moment.

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    Re: forcibly carrying person by limbs

    There is a phrase with an animal name in it, like turtle out or something like that, which i can't remember now.

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    Re: forcibly carrying person by limbs

    There's "trotted out" which sounds similar, but it has an entirely different meaning.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...sh/trot-sb-out

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    Re: forcibly carrying person by limbs

    I can't think of anything either but I'm intrigued as to why someone would be carted out of a parliament (government building) by their arms and legs!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: forcibly carrying person by limbs

    Someone can be "hog-tied" but that involves ropes. It also takes a long time so it wouldn't be appropriate if you were trying to get someone out of a room in a hurry. I was going to post a photo to show you what I mean but unfortunately every image example on Google is pornographic.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: forcibly carrying person by limbs

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    unfortunately every image example on Google is pornographic.
    I finally found this.

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    Re: forcibly carrying person by limbs

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It also takes a long time so it wouldn't be appropriate if you were trying to get someone out of a room in a hurry.
    Clearly you haven't watched many rodeos! The world record for calf roping is just over 6 seconds, a professional roper can usually do it in about 7 seconds. That includes the time to catch the calf - the actual tying takes 2-3 seconds.

    Here's a slow-motion video showing what happens.

    Here's a montage of cowboys hogtying calves - you'll see they routinely hit the 7 second mark.

    As for trussing up actual hogs - there's an entire TV series about that, called American Hoggers.
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    Re: forcibly carrying person by limbs

    Quote Originally Posted by rollingstone View Post
    There is a phrase with an animal name in it, like turtle out or something like that, which i can't remember now.
    Frogmarch?

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