CLASP

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clasp

[klasp]
(design engineering)
A releasable catch which holds two or more objects together.

CLASP

References in classic literature ?
Again they clasped hands, and again Slosson's hand went down.
She clasped her hands imploringly; the tears flowed fast over her cheeks.
Of all this Quasimodo could distinguish only the beautiful clasped hands, the smiles mingled with tears, the young girl's glances directed to the stars, the eyes of the captain lowered ardently upon her.
And amid a general laugh the two men clasped hands, and in that clasp the strong friendship of a lifetime was begun.
and she clasped the girl to her bosom and covered her face with kisses.
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!