v. tie with rope; fasten or restrict with rope or chain
Before we went to sleep, we needed to tether the horses to prevent their wandering off during the night.
Sentence in Classic:
Within the limits of his short tether he had tumbled about, annihilating the flowers of existence with greater singleness of purpose than many of the blatant personages whose company he kept.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Having tethered the horses, and bade Lucy adieu, he threw his gun over his shoulder, and set out in search of whatever chance might throw in his way.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
They rode through the village of Rykonty, past tethered French hussar horses, past sentinels and men who saluted their colonel and stared with curiosity at a Russian uniform, and came out at the other end of the village.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I light a fire, for we have brought supply of wood with us, and she prepare food while I undo the horses and set them, tethered in shelter, to feed.
There seemed to be just as many vehicles wallowing in the mud holes as there had been then, except that there were no Confederate ambulances, and just as many horses and mules tethered to hitching racks in front of the wooden awnings of the stores.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Yet a certain feeling, you may understand, tethered me in a circle of a few miles round the point of my arrival.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context