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gripe

1. a sudden intense pain in the intestines; colic
2. Nautical the lashings that secure a boat
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Again: do we know that there is a possibility, on any terms, of unclasping the firm gripe of this little hand which was laid upon me before I came into the world?
He rushed towards her and seized her arm with a gripe that left the print of his fingers upon it.
It represented strength, that body of my father's, strength without beauty; ferocious, primordial strength, made to clutch and gripe and rend and destroy.
exclaimed her tormentor; and he attempted to extort the confession by shaking her, and remorselessly crushing her slight arms in the gripe of his powerful fingers.
Antaeus was suffocated by the gripe of Hercules, but every time he touched his mother earth his strength was renewed.
Show me the monarch whose angry frown was ever feared like the glare of a madman's eye--whose cord and axe were ever half so sure as a madman's gripe.
He remembers nothing but his own inside--an' I wish it'ud gripe him.
It seemed peculiarly sad to sit here, thirteen hundred years before I was born, and listen again to poor, flat, worm-eaten jokes that had given me the dry gripes when I was a boy thirteen hundred years after- wards.
executive director Richard Lloyd said: "Call centres and telephone systems are the biggest customer service gripes by far.
The top gripe on the Consumer Reports Gripe-o-Meter: "unclear explanation of a problem" scored an 8.
Gripe, which was started last year, removes the friction.
It had been a long day of numerous gripes on multiple aircraft, including specials on one aircraft in the hangar bay.