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clasping


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clasp  \Clasp\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clasped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Clasping}]  [OE.  claspen,  clapsen  prob.  akin  to  E.  clap.] 
  1.  To  shut  or  fasten  together  with  or  as  with  a  clasp;  to 
  shut  or  fasten  (a  clasp,  or  that  which  fastens  with  a 
  clasp). 
 
  2.  To  inclose  and  hold  in  the  hand  or  with  the  arms;  to 
  grasp;  to  embrace. 
 
  3.  To  surround  and  cling  to  to  entwine  about  ``Clasping 
  ivy.''  --Milton. 




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