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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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To think that he should grab the whole pile for himself
Supposing,' he would say, stating the case with his key on the professional gentleman's waistcoat; 'supposing a man wanted to leave his property to a young female, and wanted to tie it up so that nobody else should ever be able to make a grab at it; how would you tie up that property?
Supposing she had, say a brother, say a father, say a husband, who would be likely to make a grab at that property when she came into it--how about that?
It takes rope grabs to the next level, providing the versatility of an automatic rope grab that is easily switchable to a towable manual grab.
TRAINERS should be allowed to run horses with grips on their shoes, such as toe grabs, if racecourse watering policy does not change, Mark Johnston said yesterday, writes Jon Lees.
In conclusion Deng asserted categorically that, "I am here to say that the issue of land grabs is a false coded word to destabilize the GOSS".
Whether moving recyclable commodities around the facility or performing actual demolition tasks, grapples, grabs and buckets are among the most useful tools available.
But more and more, it is becoming impossible to address other important issues -- from federal land grabs to abortion - without taking into account the intended transfer of power from the U.
What's especially new here is the end-of-crane tooling [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED], which grabs hold of the mold backing plates.
The constitutional rights of thousands of Americans have been violated by recent right-wing power- grabs.