CLASP


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clasp

[klasp]
(design engineering)
A releasable catch which holds two or more objects together.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

CLASP

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References in classic literature ?
A babe was clasped in the arms of another and older woman.
She leaped up from her chair, and flinging her clasp on the ground, she gesticulated rapidly with her hands and said:
But when I spoke of dragging her to the chief then she flung herself upon the ground, and clasped my knees, for since I called him old, she thought that this chief could not be Umslopogaas.
Again they clasped hands, and again Slosson's hand went down.
She clasped her hands imploringly; the tears flowed fast over her cheeks.
Hetty's shriek mingled with the sound, and they clasped each other in mutual horror.
The unhappy bellringer fell upon his knees on the threshold, and clasped his large, misshapen hands with a suppliant air.
"But, my children--tell me, I beg of you--where are my children?" and she clasped her hands in anxious entreaty.
She stooped to kiss the child, and fondly clasped her arm round his neck.
And clasped in my arms as she had never been, as I had thought she never was to be!
The greatest curiosity of the study remains to be mentioned; it was a ponderous folio volume, bound in black leather, with massive silver clasps. There were no letters on the back, and nobody could tell the title of the book.
When the little lady had trotted away on her mission, Dorothea stood in the middle of the library with her hands falling clasped before her, making no attempt to compose herself in an attitude of dignified unconsciousness.