Definition of Clasping

1. Verb. (present participle of clasp) ¹

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Definition of Clasping

1. clasp [v] - See also: clasp

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clasping

clasp-knife effect
clasp-knife rigidity
clasp-knife spasticity
clasp arm
clasp guideline
clasp knife
clasping (current term)

Literary usage of Clasping

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Lvs. in a rosette, silvery green, very mealy, spatulate, acute, the tips reflexed, the cauline Ivs. gradually diminishing into broadly cordate, clasping ..."

2. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Leaves conspicuously clasping, the auricles generally Leaves slightly or Inconspicuously clasping . Bracts linear-attenuate, thin, with elender green or ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"least on the petioles ; the cauline entire, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, clasping by the sagittate base : petals 2 to 3 lines long, little exceeding the ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Branching tree, to 20 ft., with slender trunk, very numerous roots and spreading branches : Ivs. lanceolate-acuminate, dilated and clasping at the base, ..."

5. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Therefore the surest of all winged signs He sent him forth—an eagle 'twixt his claws clasping a fawn the nursling of a hind ; This it let fall upon the ..."

6. Flora of the southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"... cordate, sessile or clasping, finely nerved ; raceme simple, few-flowered ; berry red, spotted — High mountains of North Carolina, and northward. June. ..."

7. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... attenuate below ami with a dilated cordate-clasping liase, or the lower ... upper partly clasping by a broad subcor¡latc ha-e : heads fas* >P" ..."

8. The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter (1827)
"pale, and then clasping his hands in both hers to her li;m, ... Helen," cried Wallace, grasping her uplifted hands in his and clasping them to his heart,' ..."

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