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grapple

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

grapple

[′grap·əl]
(design engineering)

grapple

A clamshell, 2 which has three or more jaws; especially suitable for handling rocks such as rip rap.

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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The company revealed in a statement that the new Cat GSV520 and GSV520 GC orange-peel grapples feature a new rotation design and vertical cylinders, and are available in a five-tine shell configuration, in closed and semi-closed versions.
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It was a mechanized harvesting operation using one Timbco feller-buncher, two grapple skidders, and three tractor-trailers for hauling.
The proximity to these structures made methods like implosion impossible, says Bailes, so the silos and conveyors had to be taken down manually, piece by piece with a fleet of material handling equipment affixed with specialized demolition attachments, such as multi-processors, grapples, hammers and shears.
Abramsky inaccurately states that the left is unwilling to grapple with totalitarian-think.
Each must grapple with identity, loyalty, and what their beliefs mean for themselves and with regard to each other.
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Author Bill Reeb, CPA, has surveyed over 500 CPA firms and conducted in-depth interviews with 30 managing partners representing firms in transition or about to grapple with succession.
LAST DECEMBER, AS the world tried to grapple with the devastating scope of the tsunami that hit South Asia--at last count, the death toll stood at nearly 300,000--the tragedy became fodder for fatuous religious discussions, focusing on an ancient question: How can a just, good, all-powerful, all-loving God allow evil to happen and innocents to suffer?