from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Seizure with the hand; grip.
  • n. A handle; a hilt.
  • n. Close grasp or struggle: commonly in the plural.


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  • Again, where even the fraction of a second's footing was out of the question, he would swing his body past by a moment's hand-grip on a jutting knob of rock, a crevice, or a precariously rooted shrub.

    All Gold Cañon

  • Mr. Brown never lost an opportunity, so he clinched the matter on the spot with a virile hand-grip, and thenceforth the conduct of Keesh was to determine the ultimate abiding-place of Macklewrath's soul.


  • Even so, our acquaintance might have been no more than a hand-grip and a word -- he was a laconic old fellow -- had it not been for the drinking.

    Chapter 10

  • And Samsung said its phones "employ an internal antenna design technology that optimizes reception quality for any type of hand-grip use."

    Steve Jobs Sparks Non-Denial Denials

  • Specs aside, the thing that is really getting people excited is the hand-grip (seen below).

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • Im addition to the issues mentioned above, I find that I wobble when I stitch and sometimes I hold the fabric with too much hand-grip tension so it puckers from time to time.

    Vague Questions, Answered Vaguely - A Dress A Day

  • Reading Blake was kissing a joy as it flew: but the unregarded Beowulf had me in his hand-grip all along.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • He is the strutting superman who destroys the hateful monster Grendel with his own terrible hand-grip, and then kills Grendel's still more terrible mother.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • A hand-grip device from Harbinger, about $15; can find on

    You Staying Young

  • They exchanged a hand-grip, and, still unnaturally steady, she went out and down the stairs.

    Flowering Wilderness


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