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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.
References in classic literature ?
One of them had crept up on my side also; as I looked, hearing him pant, he was grabbing at my left handle, and I nearly sent Raffles into the hedge by the sharp turn I took to the right.
Complex data analyses showed that on average only 70% of the grab capacity is used, mainly due to suboptimal grabbing angles and a varying material density.
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.
Saints were 36 - 0 ahead at the break and the the second half became a case of how many, with Ade Gardner, returning from a three match lay-off from an eye injury, grabbing his second.
Class auxiliary Carol Batty, 43, told how a youngster had told Taylor the boy had been grabbing another boy's privates.