Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Denoting a leaf whose base partially or completely surrounds a stem.

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  • verb Present participle of clasp.

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Examples

  • But he was conscious -- to the very depths of his being -- that a future in which Joan did not figure would be so insupportable as not to bear considering; and in the immediate present he very strongly favored the idea of clasping Joan in his arms and kissing her until further notice.

    Something New

  • Through coarse Thersites-cloak, we have revelation of the heart, wild-glowing, world-clasping, that is in him.

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

  • Through coarse Thersites-cloak, we have revelation of the heart, wild-glowing, world-clasping, that is in him.

    The Biglow Papers

  • People were kind of clasping their hand in prayer.

    CNN Transcript Sep 26, 2007

  • A man in the pews stands waving his right hand, and clasping a Bible in his left—his head is lowered and his body trembling as the drums and organ hit full volume, sending pulsating waves of sound throughout the sanctuary.

    American Grace

  • He stepped forward and pulled her into him, clasping his arms around her shoulders.

    The Hole in the Wall « A Fly in Amber

  • At it happens, H. was wrong about Sir Edward Poore, third baronet, of Rushall in Wiltshire, whose crest was not a lion but an ermine-sleeved arm clasping an arrow.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • We ate ours sitting on stools under a wet tarpaulin tent on the seafront, clasping hot little cups of mint tea with our frozen fingers like they contained the elixir of life.

    Skiing in Turkey: a long way from St Anton

  • He did not know me, and when Ahuna told him who I was, he grovelled at my feet, almost clasping them, and mumbled a mele of all my line out of a lipless mouth.

    SHIN-BONES

  • They stood silent for a few moments, each clasping his own fingers, and then shook hands with officers of the New York police and fire departments.

    2008 Election

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