grapple, hand-to-hand struggle, clamshell, grappler, confronting, grapnel, coping with, braving, grappling hook, tackling, grappling iron, wrestle, wrestling, rassling.
gripping (part of speech: verb)
Seems to me," he mused, " that if I were going in head, neck and crop for the sweet little job of reformer- general, I'd first off get me a grappling-
hook on my town's one newspaper.
- "Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man", Marie Conway Oemler.
Nevertheless, when all was said that could be said to himself, or even to Alt- who did not quite agree- Laverick's was much the less serious matter; and John Dollar had turned upon the other side, and was grappling
afresh with the other case, when his door opened violently without a knock, and an agitated voice spoke his name.
- "The Crime Doctor", Ernest William Hornung.
She was shaken by the scene, and had hardly composed herself again to a weary grappling
with business when the front door bell rang once more, and the butler appeared.
- "The Testing of Diana Mallory", Mrs. Humphry Ward.