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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Clip, Clyp, v.2 [e.m.E. and ME. clippe, clyppe, OE. clyppan.] tr. and intr. To catch hold (of), to grip, to grapple (with). c1475 Wall. ix. 147.
The mekill barge had nocht thaim clyppyt fast
Ib. x. 849.
Blayr with a bow schot fast … ; Or thai clyppyt, he schot bot arowis thre
1513 Doug. xi. xiii. 169.
The happy goishalk … persewis wonder sair, The silly dow … Quham finaly he clippis at the last
a1578 Pitsc. I. 229/29.
The Scoittismen … come swiftly avindwart wpoun Captane Stewin Bull, and clipit togithir fre hand, and faught

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