gripe

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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.
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.
Call centres not being in the UK heads a list of top 10 gripes in a Which?
Rudeness, queues and bad hold music are other top gripes.
Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Santander made up the rest of the top five for gripes.
The subject of their gripes included staff, bullying, medical matters, confidential access, wages and phone use.
All three of those gripes were tied for third place with a 7.
The Prison Officers Association revealed that investigating the gripes costs "an awful lot" in time and money.