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grappled


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grapple  \Grap"ple\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grappled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Grappling}.]  [F.  grappiller  OF  graypil  the  grapple  of  a 
  ship,  fr  graper  to  pluck,  prop.,  to  seize,  clutch;  of  German 
  origin.  See  {Grape}.] 
  1.  To  seize;  to  lay  fast  hold  of  to  attack  at  close 
  quarters:  as  to  grapple  an  antagonist. 
 
  2.  To  fasten,  as  with  a  grapple;  to  fix;  to  join 
  indissolubly. 
 
  The  gallies  were  grappled  to  the  Centurion. 
  --Hakluyt. 
 
  Grapple  them  to  thy  soul  with  hoops  of  steel. 
  --Shak. 




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