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Word: clasp

Definition: hold firmly within arms


Sentences Containing 'clasp'

A clasp, also known as a bar, is awarded for every 10 years of subsequent service.
As she said the words the brooch flew open, and the Queen clutched wildly at it, and tried to clasp it again.
But in ascending the series from simple twiners to leaf-climbers, an important quality is added, namely sensitiveness to a touch, by which means the foot-stalks of the leaves or flowers, or these modified and converted into tendrils, are excited to bend round and clasp the touching object.
But you see how compassionate heaven sends aid in our sorest need; Don Gaiferos advances, and without minding whether the rich petticoat is torn or not, he seizes her and by force brings her to the ground, and then with one jerk places her on the haunches of his horse, astraddle like a man, and bids her hold on tight and clasp her arms round his neck, crossing them on his breast so as not to fall, for the lady Melisendra was not used to that style of riding.
Clasps to the Reserve Decoration were awarded to recognise further periods of 10 years service after the first award. When just the ribbon of the Decoration was worn, each clasp was indicated by a silver 'rosette' on the ribbon.
Dalton is a recipient of the National Medal and 1st Clasp to the medal. He is also the recipient of the NSW Police Medal and 3rd Clasp to that medal. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for service to policing in the community.
Edmond could only clasp his hands and exclaim,``Oh, my friend, my friend, speak not thus!''
For his services in the Crimea, he received the Crimean war medal and clasp.
For though I tried to move his arm--unlock his bridegroom clasp--yet, sleeping as he was, he still hugged me tightly, as though naught but death should part us twain.
He chased me round and round the place with a clasp-knife, calling me the Angel of Death, and saying he would kill me, and then I couldn't come for him no more.
He served twenty three years in the Canadian Forces Reserve and was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp.
He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold, one of only 631 awarded.
Herod was pleased with Menahem's answer and dismissed him with a clasp of the hand and thenceforth bestowed special honors upon the Essenes.
His many decorations and awards include the Karl Marx Order (Karl-Marx-Orden), Honor Clasp to the Order of Merit for the Fatherland (Ehrenspange des Vaterländischen Verdienstordens (VVO)) and the Scharnhorst Order (Scharnhorstorden).
I could not but observe that he had been peeling the lemons with his own clasp-knife, which, as became the knife of a practical settler, was about a foot long; and which he wiped, not wholly without ostentation, on the sleeve of his coat.
I saw her stand where he had left her, like a statue; and then bend down her head, and clasp her hands, and weep, I cannot say how sorrowfully.
I took the bag to where it used to stand, and ripped a hole in the bottom of it with the saw, for there warn't no knives and forks on the place --pap done everything with his clasp-knife about the cooking.
In 1847 the Admiralty authorized the issuance of the NGSM with clasp "29 May Boat Service 1797" to the three surviving claimants from "Lively" and "Minerve".
In 1847 the Admiralty authorized the issuance of the NGSM with clasp "St.
In 1847 the Admiralty awarded the Naval General Service Medal with clasp, "29 July Boat Service 1800" to the four surviving claimants from the action.
In 1847 the Admiralty issued the Naval General Service Medal with clasp "29 Aug.
In that period, 35 medal applications and 3 clasp applications were refused.
It does not clasp its hands and pray to Jupiter.
No longer could Edmond look into those wide open eyes which had seemed to be penetrating the mysteries of death; no longer could he clasp the hand which had done so much to make his existence blessed.
Only previous winners of the Gold Medal are allowed to compete for the Clasp, but winning the Gold Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering also qualifies pipers to play for the Clasp at the Northern Meeting.
She dropped on her face, before the imperious figure in the chair, with an imploring effort to clasp the skirt of her dress.
She would clasp me round the neck and laugh, the while, as if I did it for a wager.
Subsequent awards of the medal are denoted by a clasp worn on the suspension ribbon of the medal or as a rosette on the service ribbon worn in undress.
That Mrs. Steerforth might not be induced to look behind her, and read, plainly written, what she was not yet prepared to know, I met her look quickly; but I had seen Rosa Dartle throw her hands up in the air with vehemence of despair and horror, and then clasp them on her face.
The Admiralty would recognize the action in 1847 with the award of the Naval General Service Medal with clasp "Lively 13 March 1795".
The attitude of the paper was expressed by former communist Gwendal Denez in November 1940: I would rather clasp vigorously the hand of the passers-by, singing their conquest song, and stare right into their eyes without the least hatred.
The clasp arm elm great spur wheel was diameter, with 105 cogs.
The device is also linked with a clasp around the baby's neck that notifies Izumi when the baby needs her, through transmitting her emotional state.
The episode ends with William Cecil's son, Robert, preparing for the accession of Elizabeth's successor, James I. He is seen discovering that Elizabeth added a clasp to the ring worn by the sovereign; opening it, he discovers that a portrait has been hidden.
The fibers are usually made of carbon or carbon-filled rubber, and the strap is bound with a stainless steel clasp or plate.
The preparations she made for this great work, the aprons she put on, the bibs she borrowed from the kitchen to keep off the ink, the time she took, the innumerable stoppages she made to have a laugh with Jip as if he understood it all, her conviction that her work was incomplete unless she signed her name at the end, and the way in which she would bring it to me, like a school-copy, and then, when I praised it, clasp me round the neck, are touching recollections to me, simple as they might appear to other men.
The repeat awards were indicated by a golden clasp on the ribbon, and all awards were on the War Ribbon.
The ribbon bar of the second class is unadorned by any clasp or attachment.
The young clasp firmly to the fur of their mother, then ride on her back when they are older.
Then there was the ring with the lion's head, which Caesar wore when he wanted to greet his friends with a clasp of the hand.
Two such clasps would indicate a third award of the Silver Military Merit Medal. If swords were also earned, these were mounted on the clasp.
Vice Admiral McCann's decorations included: Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, World War I Victory Medal, with Atlantic Fleet Clasp, American Defense Service Medal, with Fleet Clasp, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four service stars, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
While Goodricke College was located on Heslington West, it had four accommodation blocks: A, B, C and D. Blocks A and B were standard university accommodation, built to the CLASP system invented by Andrew Derbyshire, and situated near the main college "Nucleus".

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