Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See grippy.

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Examples

  • "Though ye may think him a lamiter, yet, grippie for grippie, he'll make the bluid spin frae under your nails" (Black Dwarf, ch. xvii.).

    The Romance of Names

  • Naebody shall lay a finger on Elshie; he's a canny neighbourly man, aye ready to make a friend help; and, though ye may think him a lamiter, yet, grippie for grippie, friend, I'll wad a wether he'll make the bluid spin frae under your nails.

    The Black Dwarf

  • It's small, three-spoke that is grippie and almost feels like it wants to encourage aggressive driving.

    Top Speed

  • Naebody shall lay a finger on Elshie; he’s a canny neighbourly man, aye ready to make a friend help; and, though ye may think him a lamiter, yet, grippie for grippie, friend, I’ll wad a wether he’ll make the bluid spin frae under your nails.

    The Black Dwarf

  • a friend help; and, though ye may think him a lamiter, yet, grippie for grippie, friend, I'll wad a wether he'll make the bluid spin frae under your nails.

    The Black Dwarf

  • [Footnote 67: "Dinna steer him," says Hobbie Elliot; "ye may think Elshie's but a lamiter, but I warrant ye, grippie for grippie, he'll gar the blue blood spin frae your nails -- his hand's like a smith's vice."

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10)

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