Synonyms for vise

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The boards are then placed in a vise or clamp and allowed to remain there over night.

He licked his wide, cruel lips, seizing the girl's arms as in a vise.

His long, thin fingers were clutching her clasped hands as with a vise.

It seemed to me the most natural thing, when you'd got 'em in the vise, to keep them there.

A good plan to judge of the proper height is to measure from the jaws of the vise.

And they all, each one of them, hit the ground when Ghitza let go his vise.

Once in the vise of his two arms, a man went down like a log.

But the arms have their hinges in the heart and mine was tight locked like a vise.

Yellow Elk and his followers had done their work well and he was held as in a vise.

But there was no help for it; the Indian held her as in a vise, and she was forced to submit.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "device like a screw or winch for bending a crossbow or catapult," from Old French vis, viz "screw," from Latin vitis "vine, tendril of a vine," literally "that which winds," from root of viere "to bind, twist" (see withy). The meaning "clamping tool with two jaws closed by a screw" is first recorded c.1500.

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nounclenched hand
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