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Seizing


SE'IZING, ppr. Falling on and grasping suddenly; laying hold on suddenly; taking possession by force, or taking by warrant; fastening.

SE'IZING, noun.

1. The act of taking or grasping suddenly.

2. In seamen's language, the operation of fastening together ropes with a cord; also, the cord or cords used for such fastening.