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grapple

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

[′grap·əl]
(design engineering)
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grapple

A clamshell, 2 which has three or more jaws; especially suitable for handling rocks such as rip rap.
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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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A statement from Caterpillar said the performance and efficiency of the new grapples help waste-handling operations, in particular, meet the challenges of increased environmental regulation, growing pressure to recycle a mix of materials, and stringent budgets.
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Rockland Heavy-Duty H23 Excavator Grapples are designed for working in severe conditions presented in demolition, rock handling and land clearing applications.
He stated that the volume per loading cycle is dependent on several variables including pile characteristics (log length, volume), loading method (multiple pile loading), grapple area, and machine characteristics, such as net lifting force and stability.
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In addition to the Hitachi Zaxis 500, Progress Metals also employed a John Deere Model 270 excavator fitted with a bucket and a grapple made by Allied-Gator Inc., Youngstown, Ohio, for material handling on site.
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Abramsky inaccurately states that the left is unwilling to grapple with totalitarian-think.