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In Fondest Memory: Arthur Guinness: Guinness lifts the dull metal hinges/of the heart, let the cracked leather/soften and breather/unbuckles the rest/until the clasps groan and give,/ eyelets of silver, winks of gold/ as the old brass disappears and hips/ of metal begin to swing, and in rubbing/sing restraint to its collapse/upon the floor, until the best of all/our clasping and unclasping can begin.
Afterwards the male fell laterally, unclasping and moving away from the female.
He sat with his head down, staring at the ground, clasping and unclasping his fingers.
I couldn't face a career of redecorating bulletin boards each month, unclasping tricky Bratz belts while little girls squirmed to hold in their pee, and screaming at little boys to stop throwing crayons across the room.
Justice Kennedy quotes medical testimony that graphically describes the horror of partial-birth abortion: while the head was still inside the uterus, "the baby's little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking.
Glitter fidgeted constantly, scratching at his legs or clasping and unclasping his hands.
Kinsella remembers Leopold Bloom clasping and unclasping his hands in the vicinity of Gray's statue 'About here'.
There was the argument that the fetus is always dead by the time the doctor begins extracting, its demise ensured either by the preparatory steps or by the anesthesia administered to the woman--not only wrong, as it turned out, but a tidy segue into a congressional hearing called "Effects of Anesthesia During a Partial-Birth Abortion," in which one of the witnesses was a nurse who testified that she had watched Haskell put scissors into the head of a twenty-six-week Down syndrome fetus while "the baby's little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his feet were kicking.
Release tension in your body by keeping the shoulders low, unclasping hands and feet and not crossing legs.
But as Meyer sat clasping and unclasping his wiry hands, there was no question that his life was at stake--although Alfred Helzel, one of the first witnesses, almost destroyed the case for the prosecution before it was properly begun.