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In a silent, desolate spot, In the night stone-frozen and clear, The wanderer's hand on the sail Is gripped by the fingers of fear.
But instead of allowing himself to be set upon his feet (even now it makes me laugh to think of it!), this creature who had seemed to me so decrepit leaped nimbly upon my shoulders, and hooking his legs round my neck gripped me so tightly that I was well-nigh choked, and so overcome with terror that I fell insensible to the ground.
Have you seen them?" Then sharply, seeing I gripped my arm, "What's the matter?"
As they reached the water's edge De Vac was walking with his right shoulder behind his companion's left, in his hand was gripped the keen blade and as the woman halted on the dock the point that hovered just below her left shoulder-blade plunged, soundless, into her heart at the same instant that De Vac's left hand swung up and grasped her throat in a grip of steel.
If we collectively need to get a grip of anything, it is the moral panic which has gripped the nation in the wake of the child abuse scandal.
How the handgun is gripped affects many aspects of shooting; steadiness, consistency, recoil control and indexing.