from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To hold in a clasp; embrace.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hold in (or as if in) a clasp; to embrace
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To clasp. See inclasp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fasten with a clasp.
- To clasp; embrace.
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The banks are charmingly wooded with acacias of many varieties, some thorned like the fabled Zakkum, others parachute-shaped, and planted in impenetrable thickets: huge white creepers, snake-shaped, enclasp giant trees, or connect with their cordage the higher boughs, or depend like cables from the lower branches to the ground.
Fierce rolling round -- his arms enclasp the child -- God help him yet to save!
"I swear to you, my girl, that if women warriors were like the woodman's daughter, I would cast away all arms except these with which to enclasp her."
While the strong arms of Union enclasp them around.