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Grip-sack

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grip-sack a hand-satchel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grípan, grap, gripen; Ice. grípa, Ger. grei′fen, Dut. grijpen; allied to grab.

Usage

In literature:

As Pete took the little sack of tobacco, their hands touched and gripped.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The sack was much bigger than its contents, so there was plenty of grip for him as he seized one corner.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
He and his grip-sack were landed on the bank there and then, with but little "palaver" over it.
"Voyage of the Liberdade" by Captain Joshua Slocum
The fugitive sat in a short-legged reed chair, with a grip-sack open on his knees.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
He had over two hundred dollars in his clothes and fresh duds in his grip-sack.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
Early in the evening Elliot Chittenden came along with a grip-sack in his hand, just down from Lame Gulch.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
There were boxes, grips, trunks, army sacks; everything but babies, bird cages and band wagons.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Had our hearts not been in the grip of apprehension we should have laughed at the figure cut by Mary Ellen, panting under the sack of plate.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
My goodness, Mr. Trask, yo' sho' got a powerful lot of stuff in this grip-sack!
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
We had now the satisfaction of knowing something concerning the contents of that mysterious grip-sack of Archie's.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
I must be ten miles from my uncle's now, and of course no one down here has heard of that grip-sack business.
"Elam Storm, The Wolfer" by Harry Castlemon
Winston's hard grip sent her sprawling with him behind the mound of earth-brown sacks.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
When we open the grip-sack, what do we find?
"Search-Light Letters" by Robert Grant
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In news:

Her victim, the clear loser in the argument, was able to "jerk away from her grip" but not before she ripped open his coin sack and forced out one of his testicles.
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