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  • And I kist not Mine Own; but stood there, very shaken and desperate, and gript her fast unto me, scarce heeding the hardness of my gripe; and alway I lookt unto the way of the coming of the Sound.

    The Night Land

  • And I was covered with the muck of the thing; and the claws upon the legs seized me, so that the grey armour did bend and crack to the might thereof, and I grew sick unto death with the pain within; but smote with the shining Diskos, using my left hand weakly; for my right was gript dreadful fast to my body.

    The Night Land

  • And I slept all but six hours, and did waken very sudden there in the utter dark; and I got me to mine elbow, and did listen very keen; for I had waked immediately, as that something had touched me or come nigh unto me; and I gript the Diskos, and listened; but there did not even a little sound come to me out of all that night.

    The Night Land

  • And he came half over the edge, and gript the Diskos by the handle, in an instant.

    The Night Land

  • And the man hugged me thus for an horrid time, the while that I did hold off from me the brutish face, and gript very savage into the haired throat.

    The Night Land

  • And when I had been asleep scarce six hours, I waked again very sudden, as I had done before, and had belief that something did be anigh unto me; and I gript the Diskos, and did hearken; yet was there no sound that mine ears did wot of; neither aught that had power to be surely known of the spirit.

    The Night Land

  • With Tristram even to death: his strong hands gript

    Idylls of the King

  • The Earle of Pancalier aduertised hereof, began incontinently to feele a certaine remorse of conscience, which inwardly gript hym so nere, as he endured a torment lyke to very death.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • The thumbs should be locked, the knees slightly bent, and the edge of the diving-board gript well with the toes.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught A Practical Manual for Young and Old

  • As my falcon stoopt upon him, and gript and held him fast.

    The Falconer of God

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