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  • n. Plural form of grab.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of grab.


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  • But having said that, the title grabs my attention first … then the front cover … then the back.

    Judging books by their covers

  • I think a title grabs my attention even more when I'm browsing at the library because at least at the library I go to urban fantasy/paranormal romance are shelved with the rest of the fiction.

    New book cover and a somewhat unrelated question

  • The first of the "grabs" is lifted after scenes of the early stages of the recovery effort in the wrecked basement at Khuraybah, with a Red Cross worker digging in the debris.

    Conclusive evidence?

  • Florence but watch our for him in Wynn’s Hotel; theer’s his bow and wheer’s his leaker and heer lays his bequiet hearse, deep; Swed Albiony, likeliest villain of the place; Hennery Can-terel — Cockran, eggotisters, limitated; we take our tays and frees our fleas round sadurn’s mounted foot; built the Lund’s kirk and destroyed the church’s land; who guesse his title grabs his deeds; fletch and prities, fash and chaps; artful Juke of Wilysly;

    Finnegans Wake

  • Telling a tale that makes use of early 20th century beliefs and cons, the title grabs the reader by the throat on page one and doesn’t let go for the entirety of the reading.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • September 18th, 2009 2: 06 pm ET guess we will have to change the names of the debates to smackdown 1 smackdown 2 smackdown 3 no groin grabs tho

    McMahon says WWE antics not a liability to Senate run

  • Moreover, it seems that the habit of reading in short grabs affects our capacity for reflection and the expression of related ideas.

    Dyane Jean François: Twitter, What Is It Good For?

  • Up for grabs is a zipper bag full of bits and pieces which I don't want - a few orphans &/or widows, HST corners, and so on.

    Promised giveaway

  • Twin screens play separate melody lines, synchronised with simultaneous frame grabs from the amateur movies.

    South by Southwest « Squares of Wheat

  • * Chodin grabs the shortest girl one with a headlock and chokes her out until she passes out.



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