Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Seizure with the hand; grip.
- n. A handle; a hilt.
- n. Close grasp or struggle: commonly in the plural.
“Again, where even the fraction of a second's footing was out of the question, he would swing his body past by a moment's hand-grip on a jutting knob of rock, a crevice, or a precariously rooted shrub.”
“Mr. Brown never lost an opportunity, so he clinched the matter on the spot with a virile hand-grip, and thenceforth the conduct of Keesh was to determine the ultimate abiding-place of Macklewrath's soul.”
“Even so, our acquaintance might have been no more than a hand-grip and a word -- he was a laconic old fellow -- had it not been for the drinking.”
“And Samsung said its phones "employ an internal antenna design technology that optimizes reception quality for any type of hand-grip use.”
“Specs aside, the thing that is really getting people excited is the hand-grip (seen below).”
“Im addition to the issues mentioned above, I find that I wobble when I stitch and sometimes I hold the fabric with too much hand-grip tension so it puckers from time to time.”
“Reading Blake was kissing a joy as it flew: but the unregarded Beowulf had me in his hand-grip all along.”
“He is the strutting superman who destroys the hateful monster Grendel with his own terrible hand-grip, and then kills Grendel's still more terrible mother.”
“A hand-grip device from Harbinger, about $15; can find on Amazon.com.”
“They exchanged a hand-grip, and, still unnaturally steady, she went out and down the stairs.”
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