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- verb archaic Simple past tense and past participle of
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Lord M. looked horribly glum; his fingers claspt, and turning round and round, under and over, his but just disgouted thumb; his sallow face, and goggling eyes, on his two kinswomen, by turns; but not once deigning to look upon me.
Clarissa Harlowe 2006
As blooms the thorn claspt by the bright woodbine:
He looked soe rapt, with claspt hands and upraysed eyes, as that I coulde not but look on him and hear him with solemnitie.
Others hauing straight shooes, claspt vppon the instep with flowers of golde.
Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame Francesco Colonna
Grasped his huge hammer, claspt his belt of steel,
The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems Hanford Lennox Gordon 1878
As shoo tottered, he happened to luk saw summat claspt in her hand.
In one hand he carried a port-folio, and his other paw claspt a bunch of small brushes.
Artemus Ward 1865
But he turn'd and claspt me in his arms, and answer'd, ` No, love, no; '
Enoch Arden & c. 1863
We have claspt your cause, believing that our brother
Becket and other plays Alfred Tennyson Tennyson 1850
Here _Rose_ wept passionatelie, and claspt her Arms about me; but, when
Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary Anne Manning 1843