grabber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grabber an unpleasant person who grabs inconsiderately
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grabber One who seizes or grabs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grabber One who or that which grabs, grasps, or snatches.
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Usage

In literature:

Trouble is that both parties to this quarrel are grabbers.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Git hout, yer nahsty grabber yer; hewacuate the stoop.
"Cobwebs from a Library Corner" by John Kendrick Bangs
All declared that Sara, with many shortcomings, was neither a poacher nor a grabber.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
Pennold went this morning to old Loui the Grabber and tried to borrow money from him, but didn't get it.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
Middleman people talk so awfully about as a cheat and a general grabber.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
She was a widow and a man-grabber; she still had a tyrannic beauty and a greed of conquest.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
The land-grabber Reid had come back to the Grants, ousted the Hampshire settlers, and again established minions of his own in their places.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Like his fellow old pros, Joe Mauser was fully aware of the glory grabbers.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
There'll be so many of them green-eyed gold grabbers in here that our job'll be gone.
"The Frontiersman" by H. A. Cody
He's a money-grabber, that's what he is.
"Leonore Stubbs" by L. B. Walford
The season won't be complete until I hook this old grounder grabber of mine on his jaw.
"Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant" by Hugh S. Fullerton
But the money-grabber can't touch that fifty dollars in good money he paid over to Mrs. Harrison with his own hands.
"The Girls of Hillcrest Farm" by Amy Bell Marlowe
We are simply grabbers of the corn supply.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
Make a noise like a lunch-grabber!
"Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days" by Howard R. Garis
And you were no grabber yourself, I suppose, till your land and all you had grabbed wore away from you!
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
The land-grabbers brought the courts in, and a crooked judge.
"The Ranchman" by Charles Alden Seltzer
A money-grabber I never was.
"The Island of Gold" by Gordon Stables
From this the land-grabber understood that he planted again at his peril.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
So long as the food shark and commodity-grabber owned an article he would always find the means to make the public pay for it.
"The Iron Ration" by George Abel Schreiner
The Dutch seemed to have been good navigators in early years in the Pacific and Indian oceans, but they proved poor land-grabbers.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray
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In news:

The PIXCI EB1 is a low-profile frame grabber with power over Camera Link (PoCL).
These sturdy, often underappreciated grabbers can cost $35 or $3.50.
Watt is the attention-grabber, the show-stealer.
SOWEGA Council on Aging victimized by smash and grabber.
The title is a grabber, provocative and catchy.
The reality shows that she stars in seem to be the biggest ratings grabber for the E Network.
Gerber Graduates Grabbers or Organic Pouches, 3.5 to 4.32oz - $1.50.
At Vision 2010, Matrox Imaging is announcing Linux support for Matrox Radient eCL, a high-performance Camera Link frame grabber with an Altera Stratix III / IV processing FPGA.
DK4 offers spectrum analysis, Screen Grabber, MSD meter Landscape View as standard.
With Syria, Iran, Libya and North Korea dominating world attention, Colombia's long-simmering guerrilla conflict hardly competes as a major headline grabber.
Headline Grabbers and Pocketbook Issues.
It's easy for some people to see journalists and the media at large as irresponsible, sensationalistic ratings grabbers.
Blame Throwers, Credit Grabbers, and You.
She's been the dominant headline-grabber on the web over the past seven days, so it comes as little surprise that Blake Lively easily took over as the new queen bee on this week's Gossip Center Hot 45 List.
Crombeen and blueliner Carlo Colaiacovo checking back into the lineup, but the decision to scratch Stewart was by far the headline grabber.
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In science:

The detector used was a commercial CCD camera coupled to a video frame grabber.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Synchronisation accuracy- Most frame grabber offers a so call "genlocking" facility, adjusting the internal clock (acquisition clock) using for reference the sync impulses of the video source.
Acquisition Accuracy Evaluation in Visual Inspection Systems - a Practical Approach
In this case a "jitters" between the video source clock and the frame grabber clock causes a "tooting" of vertical edges .
Acquisition Accuracy Evaluation in Visual Inspection Systems - a Practical Approach
Although frame-grabbers are common components of modern technology , testing the performances for a right evaluation , is difficult and rarely treated . A simple system , as described in this paper (an enhanced version of ), combined with methods and software processing tools can be a real help for current purposes.
Acquisition Accuracy Evaluation in Visual Inspection Systems - a Practical Approach
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