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vice

1
Pathol obsolete any physical defect or imperfection

vice

2 (US (often)), vise
an appliance for holding an object while work is done upon it, usually having a pair of jaws
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vis, vice, vise

A spiral staircase generally of stone, whose steps wind around a central shaft or newel; a screw stair.
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Some victims were subjected to "torture by sticks," in which their heads were placed in vicelike devices.
Having raced along to 89-1 in 10 overs, they made 64-7 in the next 10 as England exerted a vicelike grip in the field.
Look closer, though, and the NFL--that is, its billionaire owners and their front man, commissioner Roger Goodell--seems to grasp the sport's vicelike hold on U.S.
Panellist Jason Hobbs of North East Finance - which manages the PS125m Finance for Business North East programme - said: "The economic outlook for Tees Valley certainly looks more optimistic than it was four years ago, when the country was gripped by a vicelike recession.
They even assert that "the Reformation brought to an end the vicelike grip that Roman Catholicism had on the minds and habits of the people of Europe and England" (63).
The brothers wrestle in earnest, as Brady attempts to free his neck from Bill's vicelike grip.
Indications are that the vicelike grip of the " K- clan" has come to an end.
The visitors had the game in a vicelike grip during the opening half, putting the Welsh set-piece under huge pressure and spending the majority of the first 40 minutes camped in the home 22.
Reward The attacker knows the flag is now in Celtic's own hands and is adamant the team is focused on keeping a vicelike grip on their advantage.
The series is about a young girl called Lyra Balacqua who lives in an alternative universe, and must battle against a repressive religious sect called the Magisterium who control society with a vicelike grip.
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Botulinum toxin type A (Botox), the drug that can temporarily erase wrinkles, may also help reduce frequency of migraine headaches that are described as crushing, vicelike or eye-popping, a preliminary study suggests.