from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Nautical A binding of larger lines made with multiple turns of smaller line.
- n. Nautical The smaller line so used.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a type of lashing or binding by a small cord
- v. Present participle of seize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of taking or grasping suddenly.
- n. The operation of fastening together or lashing.
- n. The cord or lashing used for such fastening.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of taking hold or possession.
- n. Nautical, the operation of fastening, binding, or lashing with several turns of a cord, or the fastening so made; also, the cord used for that purpose; seizing-stuff. See also cut under rose-lashing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
- n. small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together
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"I don't know where else petitioners like us can go without going to a national bureau," said Jiang Rongsheng, a petitioner from Anhui province who has been to the national petitions office three times in the past year to protest what he describes as the seizing of land by local officials without an offer of compensation.
[...] continues on to talk about viral culture which he describes as seizing, elevating, and spreading ideas as meaningful, significant, or [...]
"When you are connected, you feel a joy in seizing some aspect of the real world," Lyons says.
Yet we all know that what the power women are seizing is no luxury.
The public option is this liberals first step in seizing control of our health care – anyone says otherwise is lying.
Not only was the Israeli interception of the flotilla unlawful, "the use of force by the Israeli forces in seizing control of the Mavi Marmara and other vessels was also prima facie unlawful since there was no legal basis for the Israeli forces to conduct an assault and interception in international waters."
That would also include the feds coming in seizing and taking over the Medicaid programs relating to health care.
MADRID (AP) A Madrid court has ruled the Italian Olympic Committee acted lawfully in seizing a bag of blood linking Alejandro Valverde to the Operation Puerto doping scandal in 2008.
` ` It just went downhill from there, '' said Georgia Tech defensive end Michael Johnson, who said LSU was effective in seizing the momentum.
And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry.