Paul Frank paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Dec 13 10:29:45 UTC 2010

The crowd-control tactic of "kettling," which is on the front pages of
British newspapers this week, is not in the OED. Or at least I don't see
it there. I first came across this word in 2009, in connection with the
G20 protests in London.


Police 'kettling' under fire as May refuses to rule out water cannon

Being kettled was a shocking experience



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