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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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; as, the dictator muzzled all the newspapers. "My dagger muzzled." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. --Deut. xxv. 4. [1913 Webster] 2. To fondle with the closed mouth. [Obs.] --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]