Extricate

Latin, ex, out of, and tricæ, fetters. “Tricæ” are the hairs, etc., tied round the feet of birds to prevent their wandering. To extricate is to “get out of these tricæ or meshes.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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