Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Seizure with the hand; grip.

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Examples

  • Soon then saw that shepherd-of-evils that never he met in this middle-world, in the ways of earth, another wight with heavier hand-gripe; at heart he feared, sorrowed in soul, — none the sooner escaped!

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • Soon then saw that shepherd-of-evils that never he met in this middle-world, in the ways of earth, another wight with heavier hand-gripe; at heart he feared, sorrowed in soul, -- none the sooner escaped!

    Beowulf

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