seizure (n.) Old form(s): seysure
grasping of hands, clasp, hold
KJ III.i.241[King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph, of the treaty] shall these hands ... / Unyoke this seizure
TC I.i.58[Troilus to Pandarus, of Cressida's hands] to whose soft seizure / The cygnet's down is harsh
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