gripe


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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   1. (Myth.) A fabulous monster, half lion and half eagle. It
      is often represented in Grecian and Roman works of art.
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   2. (Her.) A representation of this creature as an heraldic
      charge.
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   3. (Zool.) 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.]
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   4. An English early apple.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gripe \Gripe\, v. i.
   1. To clutch, hold, or pinch a thing, esp. money, with a
      gripe or as with a gripe.
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   2. To suffer griping pains. --Jocke.
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   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.

   2. to complain
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gripe \Gripe\, n.
   1. Grasp; seizure; fast hold; clutch.
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            A barren scepter in my gripe.         --Shak.
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   2. That on which the grasp is put; a handle; a grip; as, the
      gripe of a sword.
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   3. (Mech.) A device for grasping or holding anything; a brake
      to stop a wheel.
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   4. Oppression; cruel exaction; affiction; pinching distress;
      as, the gripe of poverty.
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   5. Pinching and spasmodic pain in the intestines; -- chiefly
      used in the plural.
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   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.
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   Gripe penny, a miser; a niggard. --D. L. Mackenzie.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gripe \Gripe\, n. [See Grype.] (Zool.)
   A vulture; the griffin. [Obs.]
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         Like a white hind under the gripe's sharp claws.
                                                  --Shak.
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   Gripe's egg, an alchemist's vessel. [Obs.] --E. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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   1. To catch with the hand; to clasp closely with the fingers;
      to clutch.
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   2. To seize and hold fast; to embrace closely.
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            Wouldst thou gripe both gain and pleasure ?
                                                  --Robynson
                                                  (More's
                                                  Utopia).
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   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.
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            How inly sorrow gripes his soul.      --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grype \Grype\, n. [Gr. gry`f, grypo`s, griffin. See Griffin.]
   (Zool.)
   A vulture; the griffin. [Written also gripe.] [Obs.]
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