By and by fumes of brandy began to fill the air, and climb to where I lay, overcoming the mouldy smell of decayed wood and the dampness of the green walls. It may have been that these fumes mounted to my head, and gave me courage not my own, but so it was that I lost something of the stifling fear that had gripped me, and could listen with more ease to what was going forward.
1 the handle of a golf club (usually covered with rubber, leather, etc ) 2 the holding, or method of holding, a golf club Example: Don't let your grips get so worn that they become slippery 2 The most widely used grip is called the overlapping, or Vardon (named after Harry Vardon) grip
If something grips you, it affects you very strongly. The entire community has been gripped by fear
If you are gripped by something such as a story or a series of events, your attention is concentrated on it and held by it. The nation is gripped by the dramatic story. + gripping grip·ping The film turned out to be a gripping thriller. = riveting
The crew member who adjusts scenery, flags lights and often operates the camera cranes and dollies
If you say that someone has a grip on reality, you mean they recognize the true situation and do not have mistaken ideas about it. Shakur loses his fragile grip on reality and starts blasting away at friends and foe alike. Variant of grippe
If a person, group, or place is in the grip of something, they are being severely affected by it. Britain is still in the grip of recession. a region in the grip of severe drought
the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
1 the handle of a golf club (usually covered with rubber, leather, etc ) 2 the method of holding a golf club Example: "Don't let your grips get so worn that they become slippery 2 The most widely used grip is called the overlapping grip
A grip is a bag that is smaller than a suitcase, and that you use when you are travelling
The part of the bow handle where the bow is held, on some bow designs the grip is removable allowing one to adjust their hand position on the handle
worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel
Grip tape is an adhesive backed friction-surfaced material usually attached to the deck of a skateboard or longboard to give the rider more friction to control the board. It is often used as a decoration, and can come in all different styles and colors
Death Grip refers to a technique used in mountain biking whereby the rider avoids covering the brake levers. It is most often used by dirt jumpers (most especially those new to the discipline), when approaching a new, bigger, jump than they're used to, but are fairly sure they can manage. They will do this to prevent the sudden urge to brake which is experienced when the doubts about clearing the jump pop into their mind on the approach to the take-off. Very few riders relish riding 'death grip', resorting to it only after many attempts at a jump that they still cannot resist the urge to brake on
(Film) In US American and Canadian film-making, the key grip is the chief grip on the set. Like a foreman, the key grip directs a crew of grips, some with specialized skills such as dolly grips, crane operators, camera car operators, etc
To fail in control or command; lose your strength, force, or ability to lead. "Mr. Jones began to lose his grip: he no longer wanted the hard jobs, and he left decisions to others.", "When a locomotive engineer loses his grip, he is no longer trusted with express runs."
To be overcome with fear to the point of paralysis To feel as if some icy, white claw has emerged from the Great Beyond to ruthlessly clasp your throat and freeze you in your tracks It happens sometimes particularly if you're not a big fan of exposure
The gripper is the part of the press that grabs the sheet of paper and pulls it through the press to be printed Nothing will print in the area needed to grip the sheet The size varies with each type of press In some cases the "gripper" will be ¼", in our case it is 5/16 In every case, if you are designing artwork, you should consult your printer as to how much gripper they need
The handle of a handgun or protrusion on the buttstock or fore-end of a shoulder-operated gun that resembles the grip or handle of a handgun A "semi-pistol grip" is one less pronounced than normal; a "vertical pistol grip" is more pronounced than normal
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