Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. grappiller, OF. graypil, the grapple of a ship, fr. graper, to pluck, prop., to seize, clutch; of German origin. See Grape
She is on night duty, and they are grappling with those awful cases all night as hard as they can go.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
It was a life and death grapple for the mastery.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
This time it was to be a death grapple and our chances of victory still seemed good.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
But when the strain was off she sank into her seat and closed her eyes to grapple with the unnerving discovery.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
They will urge and argue, little dreaming how I drew them, with a grappling-hook resolve to become a barnacle on their ship!
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
As each English vessel ranged alongside it threw grappling irons into the enemy, who were thus held fast.
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
A strong line, with another grapple, was then let down, and hooked into it with a jerk.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
It was his death grapple.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
Recovering from the shock, Mr Canning set about the process of grappling for the lost cable with persistent energy.
"The Battery and the Boiler" by R.M. Ballantyne
They grappled and fell.
"The Big Otter" by R.M. Ballantyne
They grappled with their prize,
At midnight black and cold!
As of a rock was the shock;
Heavily the ground-swell rolled.
"By The Seaside : Sir Humphrey Gilbert" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But the bark was a kingly one,
It weathered the storms; I saw it run
Grappling with the stream and overcome
The vicious winds
"Biographia" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Then, oh, how charming it would be
If, when in haste hysteric
You called the page, you learned that he
Was grappling with a lyric.
"Facility" by Robert W Service
His bondage all thy freedom bought,
He stoop'd so lowly down:
His grappling all thy grandeur brought,
Thy Husband's cross, thy crown.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
The sunsets fall and the sunsets fade,
But still I walk this shadowy land;
And grapple the dark and only the dark
In my search for a loving hand.
"Stanzas" by Henry Kendall
Did I hear a low echo of footfalls about,
Whilst watching those forest trees stark?
Or was it a dream that I hurried without
To clutch at and grapple the dark?
"Footfalls" by Henry Kendall
More Grappling With Raymond Chandler.
M-CHS will grapple on the road for the rest of the season.
Grappling with a new wrestling season.
Parents and children may need to realign their attitudes and expectations as they grapple with the economic turmoil that has troubled the country.
Northeast Ohio still grappling with power outages.
Jeff Blatnick liked to say that grappling , especially wrestling, existed "in almost every single culture, everywhere" for as long as man has walked the Earth.
Columbia grappling with water, sewer billing missteps.
When grappling is called for.
After grappling with decision, he's all in.
In this podcast, Bill Leff welcomes Jill Kreiman, the organizer of 'Roll for A Cause,' a grappling / Ju Jitsu tournament that benefits Make a Wish.
The first grappling tournament on the Western Slope featuring teams from throughout Colorado and surrounding states was a great success.
Human resource execs grappling with aging workforce.
Editor's View: City grappling with tough budget issues.
Former Redskins QB Mark Rypien, grappling with memory loss and other head injury symptoms, wants to make the NFL safer.
'Extremely Loud' has trouble grappling with Sept 11, too.
Corresponding experimental results are still few in number, partly because one is still grappling with the precise correspondence between the hypotheses of the theory and their experimental realization.
Intermittency and the passive nature of the magnitude of the magnetic field
The solar physics community has bene ﬁted from increased interaction with the space physics community, the latter having decades more experience grappling with kinetic-scale plasma physics and MHD turbulence.
Coronal Heating versus Solar Wind Acceleration
Only the future will tell what the best means of grappling with this problem may be, or if in fact this is the right problem to pose.
String Field Theory
From a computer scientist’s perspective, we are grappling with the design of a cyber-physical system (CPS).
Definability in the Real Universe
In these data, students grapple with the apparent contradiction between the energy released when the phosphate bond in ATP is broken and the idea that an energy input is required to break a bond.
Students' Interdisciplinary Reasoning about "High-Energy Bonds" and ATP