Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Avarice; greed.

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Examples

  • But then, she is not so simple, nor is her guidebook-grippingness.

    Night and Day, Day and Night

  • So compulsive was the prod of his heart to gain to Skipper at any cost, so clear was his comprehension that he could not climb down the ladder head first, with no grippingness of legs and feet and muscles such as were possible in the ascent, that he did not attempt it.

    Chapter 7

  • Skipper at any cost, so clear was his comprehension that he could not climb down the ladder head first, with no grippingness of legs and feet and muscles such as were possible in the ascent, that he did not attempt it.

    Jerry of the Islands

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