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snatch

Weightlifting a lift in which the weight is raised in one quick motion from the floor to an overhead position
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ARBUTHNOT snatches up glove and strikes LORD ILLINGWORTH across the face with it.
When I caught snatches of what they said, I could never make much of it; and the play of their lips and eyes did not help me at all.
I fear neither battle nor the din of chariots, but Jove's will is stronger than ours; Jove at one time makes even a strong man draw back and snatches victory from his grasp, while at another he will set him on to fight.
Kolory hereupon snatches it up to his ear again, and after listening attentively, once more officiates as the organ of communication.
The little cabarets and sutlers' shops along the bay resounded with the scraping of fiddles, with snatches of old French songs, with Indian whoops and yells, while every plumed and feathered vagabond had his troop of loving cousins and comrades at his heels.
It would seem very strange, she thought, to have so few things to care for and she wondered how she would fill her time, she whose one problem always had been how to achieve snatches of leisure.