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 for Pinioning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pinion \Pin"ion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinioned; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Pinioning.]
     1. To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the
        wings. --Bacon.
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     2. To disable by cutting off the pinion joint. --Johnson.
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     3. To disable or restrain, as a person, by binding the arms,
        esp. by binding the arms to the body. --Shak.
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              Her elbows pinioned close upon her hips. --Cowper.
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     4. Hence, generally, to confine; to bind; to tie up.
        "Pinioned up by formal rules of state." --Norris.
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