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Catch away

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Catch away to lay hold of forcibly
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From O. Fr. cachier—Late L. captiāre for captāre, inten. of capĕre, to take. See Chase.

Usage

In literature:

A little way from the land, the wind catches the spray and carries it up and away.
"The Billow and the Rock" by Harriet Martineau
Elsewhere I must remain too far away to catch any portion of their conversation.
"The Albert Gate Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Once we could get amongst the trees we should have as good a chance of getting away as they would of catching us.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
Out in Illinois, when the wanderlust used to catch the evolving youth, who was neither a boy nor a man, he ran away and went Out West.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Just like some stubborn Yankee to try and cut away a nice little catch like this.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
I spec's de evil one was after yo', an' I hopes he catches yo' and takes yo' away wid him.
"The Cat in Grandfather's House" by Carl Henry Grabo
Jack reflected with much hopefulness that no boy in school could catch him in a straight-away run when he was fox.
"The Hoosier School-boy" by Edward Eggleston
Come away, lest you catch the same disorder.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
The long, protruding teeth of the saws, whirling rapidly, catch the fibers, and pull them away from the seeds.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The Secret Service men were too far away to catch what was said, but they saw the two shake hands.
"The Lost Despatch" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
How, he asked himself, do you go about catching a person who can vanish away like so much smoke?
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Catching up the shovel in one hand, he ran away to the north, running until his feet became tired.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
The jib was instantly run up, and it and the other headsails catching the wind, away she glided from the berg.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
But she's too far away, and can never catch this fast boat.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Dama Ecciva stole up the steps from the terrace, and catching Eloisa's hand, dragged her forcibly away.
"The Royal Pawn of Venice" by Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
But then, you may ask, if the deer can always run away long before the tiger can get at him, does a tiger never catch a deer?
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
I was away by 7.30, catching my train all right at Victoria.
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
I had been ten years away from home, ten years without ever catching sight of the British shores.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Opportunity walk past and then when I try to grab him I catch hold of his bald spot and he slips away.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
We are able to get away, thanks to these eyes, when we see a great hand coming to catch us.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
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In poetry:

The few, they bask in closer heat;
The many catch the farther ray.
Life higher seems, the world more sweet,
And hope and Heaven less far away.
"A Home" by Susan Coolidge
Oppressed with grief, distressed with fear,
They bend to earth their weary ear
To catch that step when far away,
That came with each declining day.
"Banishment Of Man From The Garden Of The Lord" by James Madison Bell
Under the brown leaves meekly abiding,
The gem of the spring-flowers nestles away,
In copse near th' wood, where covertly hiding,
It catches the glow of Aurora's first ray.
"Trailing Arbutus" by Jared Barhite
Who only sorrows when she sees him pain'd,
Then knows to pluck away pain's keenest dart;
Or bid love catch it ere its goal be gain'd,
And steal its venom ere it reach his heart.
"The Obedient Love Of Woman Her Highest Bliss" by Maria Gowen Brooks
My sleep is a war against waking up,
my waking up is a slow ravelling again into dark
when dreams jump out of my skull
like pictures in a child’s pop-up book
onto paper if my luck can catch them
before they dribble away into dingy dawns.
"Insomniac’s Prayer" by Vassar Miller
Little old man
Scuffling beside her, bending down, catching his opportunity,
Parting his steel-trap face, so suddenly, and seizing her scaly ankle,
And hanging grimly on,
Letting go at last as she drags away,
And closing his steel-trap face.
"Lui Et Elle" by D H Lawrence

In news:

Fly, Fly Away (For Good): "Catch Me If You Can" Ends Broadway Run Sept 4.
The Panthers Greg Olsen tries to break away from Seattle's Kam Chancellor after a catch during Carolina's 16-12 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.
The largest and most eye-catching motel sign on Jacksboro Highway might be going away soon.
Catch the Micro Drone Deal Before it Flies Away.
Having watched the replays from multiple angles for a good 15 minutes, I came away with two thoughts on Mike Thomas' miraculous Hail Mary catch that won Sunday's Texans-Jaguars game for Jacksonville.
RICHMOND — A quick-thinking robbery victim was able to catch the perpetrator's license plate as the man sped away with a stolen iPad and cash Saturday morning outside Hastings .
The conference, hosted by Mike and Elizabeth Shreve, will focus tonight on the "Truth About the Last Days" and the "correct timing of the catching away.
Across the state, drivers should be putting away their cell phones to focus on the road, and will now likely catch sight of signs reminding them of the cost of getting caught texting while driving.
This occurs when an edge of a ski catches or the skis diverge away from the body.
A time expired in the first quarter, Southland 's Collins Christian appeared to catch a 33-yard touchdown pass from Jon Adkins, but he had the ball knocked away by Terrell's Blake Grimsley.
Sure you won't be able to party like a hipster rockstar in person, but you can still catch all of the action from your office while you slack away the day.
Whether it's a novelty fur, a unique shape, or an eye-catching shiny surface, your outerwear should steer away from simple.
Catch it right now, today or Thursday, before it goes away.
Some young racehorses catch on to what is expected of them right away.
Those who don't will end up with a tangled mess, frightening away what they were trying to catch.
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In science:

But remarkably enough, it does provide an universal tool that allows one to catch the future of any given computation to store it away, or even call it multiple times (jettisoning the future of the current actual calculation itself ), called call-with-current-continuation.
A novel approach to symbolic algebra
Finally, if the space time curvature is large enough, it is possible that G(p) ”accelerates away” from some elements s outside of G(p) so fast that the imaginary photon emitted from s would never ”catch up”.
Causal set as a discretized phase spacetime
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