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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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By two different routes, McClure had brought the Investigator very close to waters sailed by Parry's Hecla and Griper. Collinson's Enterprise had almost reached the spot where Erebus and Terror were abandoned.
(76) William Edward Parry, Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific: Performed in the Years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper (London, 1821), p.
The actions of finding, identificating and exchanging the needed griper is a task for the device control system.
(4) HMS Hecla, together with HMS Griper, took the Admiral to seek
Lyon, A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay, through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," in His Majesty's Ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV (London, 1825).
A talked-out griper is easier to deal with than one who is bottling up emotions.
So Kevin Kline's somewhat stiff Trigorin is worldweary, Marcia Gay Harden's Masha cranky and bitter, Stephen Spinella's Medvedenko a pathetic puppy, Christopher Walken's Sotin a neurotic griper whose complaints have the familiar rhythms of Woody Allen dialogue.
Some of the people who are sure to show up at a meeting and who will definitely need attention, are the griper and professional dissenter, the rambler, the expert, the interpreter, the professors, the inarticulate, the rigid, the director, and the coroner.
While some mainstream economists will no doubt dismiss Bello as a leftist griper, a careful reading of the evidence supports his conclusions.
This isn't the time to be seen as a griper. If you had a bad situation develop with a previous boss, find a polite and politically astute way of describing it.