gripe (n.)
grip, hold, grasp
Cym I.vii.106[Iachimo to Innogen] join gripes, with hands / Made hard [i.e. hold hands]
Cym III.i.41[Cloten to Cymbeline] We have yet many among us can gripe as hard as Cassibelan
H8 V.iii.100[Cranmer to all] I take my cause / Out of the gripes of cruel men
Mac III.i.61[Macbeth alone, of the Witches] they ... put a barren sceptre in my gripe [F]
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