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grab

Tools a mechanical device for gripping objects, esp the hinged jaws of a mechanical excavator

grab

[grab]
(engineering)
An instrument for extricating broken boring tools from a borehole.
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The pamphlets inscribed with reference of Islamic punishment on land grabbing are being distributed in all commercial areas of the capital city.
On Friday, Mbogo said the grabbing of land has denied Kisauni residents public utilities like schools.
According to spokesman of the district administration Matiari, the report revealed that Edhi Centre is active in Hala Town and no sign of its grabbing was found.
In the Introduction, Soreide and Williams note that the grabbing described in the National Geographic (January 2007) cover story "Amazon--Battle to Stop the Land Grab" was, in a sense, accepted.
The intelligent grabbing technology SmartGrip represents an evolutionary step in highly efficient bulk handling and provides various advantages to ports and terminals.
Researchers from the University of Virginia and the Polytechnic University of Milan found instances of land grabbing in 62 countries.
Lupai February 8, 2013 - Recently land grabbing in and around Juba has hit news headlines.
During the property boom garden grabbing became increasingly prevalent with developers recognising the opportunities for development and the potential profits.