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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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They divided it into cakes by methods too well known to require description, and these, being sledded to the shore, were rapidly hauled off on to an ice platform, and raised by grappling irons and block and tackle, worked by horses, on to a stack, as surely as so many barrels of flour, and there placed evenly side by side, and row upon row, as if they formed the solid base of an obelisk designed to pierce the clouds.
Then he leapt on my father, who was clinging in terror to the window-sill, and, grappling, tried to strangle him with the rope, which he threw over his head, but which slipped over his struggling shoulders to his feet.
The next instant he was grappling with Buck on the extreme edge, while Hans and Pete were dragging them back into safety.
There was the spot where the noble Captain cut down the French officer who was grappling with the young Ensign for the colours, the Colour- Sergeants having been shot down.
As he went on I felt as if my soul were grappling with a palpable enemy; one by one the various keys were touched which formed the mechanism of my being; chord after chord was sounded, and soon my mind was filled with one thought, one conception, one purpose.
Nature has decreed that there are certain things in life which shall act as hoops of steel, grappling the souls of the elect together.
To all other emergencies and complications my natural capacity for grappling, single-handed, with circumstances, was invariably equal.
Unused to such strange sensations, he was turning his face on every side of him, to avoid he knew not what, until he saw the tears and heard the sobs of the old man, when he sprang to his feet, and grappling his guest fiercely by the throat, he demanded by what authority he had made his aged companion weep.
When I first discovered them, I was going to give over my enterprise, and come back again, not knowing how far it might oblige me to go out to sea; and above all, doubting how I should get back again: so I came to an anchor; for I had made a kind of an anchor with a piece of a broken grappling which I got out of the ship.
While Maggie's life-struggles had lain almost entirely within her own soul, one shadowy army fighting another, and the slain shadows forever rising again, Tom was engaged in a dustier, noisier warfare, grappling with more substantial obstacles, and gaining more definite conquests.
Rasul Tezekbayev, a sportsman of Kyrgyzstan, won the gold medal of the Asia-Oceania Grappling Championship in South Korea, Vice President of the ADCC Grappling Federation Nurlan Muradilov told AKIpress.
It is time to now deal with grappling and holding in the penalty area," he wrote in his column for the Daily Mail on Monday.