from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See grapple.
- n. Nautical See grapnel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of grapple.
- n. An act in which something is grappled or grappled with
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A laying fast ho1d of; also, that by which anything is seized and held, a grapnel.
- n. A grapple; a struggle. A match for yards in fight, in grappling for the bear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That by which anything is seized and held; a grapnel.
- n. An anchorage.
- n. A lernæan parasite of the menhaden: so called from having the shape of a grappling-iron.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
- n. the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
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'Stonor's too content just to criticize, just to make his delicate pungent fun of the men who are grappling -- very inadequately of course -- still _grappling_ with the big questions.
The children weren't doing cage fighting, they were doing what they call grappling.
I have caught plenty more on hook and line than they have noodling (they call it grappling around here), so I don't think it is something that we should be concerned with.
Maybe it's a good time to take a long position in grappling hooks, peglegs, eyepatches and parrots?
And from that perspective, I suspect he wants folks to hurry the hell up in grappling with reality.
Right now Canada and the United States find themselves at about the same stage in grappling with this new concept of a continental economy that the six common market countries reached in 1953, when they took the first step towards the Common Market by establishing the European Coal and Steel Community.
Sir Harry lost no time in grappling with public business, and started by sea on the 11th December for the frontier.
Constitution to fetter the hands of conscientious loyalty in grappling with them, is a political creed which argues ill for the patriotism of its confessors; but it embodies the exact logic of those who look upon
Yet, in grappling with these, he might go near to make his part good; but his heart cannot endure, nor his hands be strong, when
This has been the way of God's people in grappling with this difficulty.
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