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gripe


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grype  \Grype\,  n.  [Gr.  gry`f,  grypo`s,  griffin.  See  {Griffin}.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  vulture;  the  griffin.  [Written  also  {gripe}.]  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Griffin  \Grif"fin\,  Griffon  \Grif"fon\,  n.  [OE.  griffin, 
  griffon,  griffoun,  F.  griffon,  fr  L.  gryphus  equiv  to 
  gryps,  Gr  ?;  --  so  called  because  of  the  hooked  beak,  and 
  akin  to  grypo`s  curved,  hook-nosed.] 
  1.  (Myth.)  A  fabulous  monster,  half  lion  and  half  eagle.  It 
  is  often  represented  in  Grecian  and  Roman  works  of  art. 
 
  2.  (Her.)  A  representation  of  this  creature  as  an  heraldic 
  charge. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  species  of  large  vulture  ({Gyps  fulvus}) 
  found  in  the  mountainous  parts  of  Southern  Europe,  North 
  Africa,  and  Asia  Minor;  --  called  also  {gripe},  and 
  {grype}.  It  is  supposed  to  be  the  ``eagle''  of  the  Bible. 
  The  bearded  griffin  is  the  lammergeir.  [Written  also 
  {gryphon}.] 
 
  4.  An  English  early  apple. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gripe  \Gripe\,  n. 
  1.  Grasp;  seizure;  fast  hold  clutch. 
 
  A  barren  scepter  in  my  gripe.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  That  on  which  the  grasp  is  put  a  handle;  a  grip;  as  the 
  gripe  of  a  sword. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  A  device  for  grasping  or  holding  anything  a  brake 
  to  stop  a  wheel. 
 
  4.  Oppression;  cruel  exaction;  affiction;  pinching  distress; 
  as  the  gripe  of  poverty. 
 
  5.  Pinching  and  spasmodic  pain  in  the  intestines;  --  chiefly 
  used  in  the  plural. 
 
  6.  (Naut.) 
  a  The  piece  of  timber  which  terminates  the  keel  at  the 
  fore  end  the  forefoot. 
  b  The  compass  or  sharpness  of  a  ship's  stern  under  the 
  water,  having  a  tendency  to  make  her  keep  a  good  wind. 
  c  pl  An  assemblage  of  ropes,  dead-eyes,  and  hocks, 
  fastened  to  ringbolts  in  the  deck,  to  secure  the  boats 
  when  hoisted;  also  broad  bands  passed  around  a  boat 
  to  secure  it  at  the  davits  and  prevent  swinging. 
 
  {Gripe  penny},  {a}  miser;  a  niggard 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gripe  \Gripe\,  n.  [See  {Grype}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  vulture;  the  griffin.  [Obs.] 
 
  Like  a  white  hind  under  the  gripe's  sharp  claws. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Gripe's  egg},  an  alchemist's  vessel.  [Obs.]  --E.  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gripe  \Gripe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Griped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Griping}.]  [AS.  gripan;  akin  to  D.  grijpen  G.  greifen,  OHG. 
  gr?fan,  Icel.  gripa,  Sw  gripe,  Dan.  gribe,  Goth.  greipan 
  cf  Lith.  graibyti  Russ.  grabite  to  plunder,  Skr.  grah, 
  grabh,  to  seize.  Cf  {Grip},  v.  t.,  {Grope}.] 
  1.  To  catch  with  the  hand;  to  clasp  closely  with  the  fingers; 
  to  clutch. 
 
  2.  To  seize  and  hold  fast  to  embrace  closely. 
 
  Wouldst  thou  gripe  both  gain  and  pleasure  ? 
  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  3.  To  pinch;  to  distress.  Specifically,  to  cause  pinching  and 
  spasmodic  pain  to  the  bowels  of  as  by  the  effects  of 
  certain  purgative  or  indigestible  substances. 
 
  How  inly  sorrow  gripes  his  soul.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gripe  \Gripe\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  clutch,  hold  or  pinch  a  thing  esp.  money,  with  a 
  gripe  or  as  with  a  gripe. 
 
  2.  To  suffer  griping  pains.  --Jocke. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  To  tend  to  come  up  into  the  wind,  as  a  ship  which 
  when  sailing  closehauled,  requires  constant  labor  at  the 
  helm.  --R.  H.  Dana,  Jr 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gripe 
  n  :  informal  terms  for  objecting;  "I  have  a  gripe  about  the 
  service  here"  [syn:  {kick},  {beef},  {bitch},  {squawk}] 
  v  :  complain;  "What  was  he  hollering  about?"  [syn:  {grouse},  {beef}, 
  {squawk},  {bellyache},  {holler}] 




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