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grapple

Tools any form of hook or metal instrument by which something is secured, such as a grapnel

grapple

[′grap·əl]
(design engineering)

grapple

A clamshell, 2 which has three or more jaws; especially suitable for handling rocks such as rip rap.

GRAPPLE

GRAPh Processing LanguagE. 1968.

["A Directed Graph Representation for Computer Simulation of Belief Systems", L.G. Tesler et al, Math Biosciences 2:19-40 (1968)].
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Under this the Abraham Lincoln attained the mean speed of nearly eighteen knots and a third an hour-- a considerable speed, but, nevertheless, insufficient to grapple with this gigantic cetacean.
He had an extremely disturbing air of being everlastingly ready (even when seated at table at my right hand before a plate of salt beef) to grapple with some impending calamity.
I see large forests ahead of us," said the doctor; "we are going to sweep along their tops, and we shall grapple to some tree, for nothing would make me think of passing the night below, on the ground.
Upon anything below they could rain explosives in the most deadly fashion, forts and ships and cities lay at their mercy, but unless they were prepared for a suicidal grapple they could do remarkably little mischief to each other.
Buffalo was on fire to an enormous extent, and there were no signs of any efforts to grapple with the flames.
Ever and again a larger thunder mingled with the rattle and reminded him of the grapple of airships far above, but the nearer fight held his attention.
This was the first dog he had seen leap with bared teeth, undismayed, to grapple with the huge unknown.
I would not bear sword or weapon against the worm if I knew how else I might proudly grapple with the wretch, as I of old with Grendel did.
My own unaided ingenuity, consulted next, proved quite unequal to grapple with the difficulty.
Caterpillar Work Tools has added a trio of demolition and sorting grapples to its G300 GC Series line-up.
Manchester United players, defending a free kick, wrestled two Chelsea players to the ground in the penalty box at Old Trafford on Sunday, the latest in a series of goalmouth grapples.
Grapples are the only apple on the market that actually crunches like an apple, and tastes like a grape.