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 for Grasper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grasper \Grasp"er\, n.
     One who grasps or seizes; one who catches or holds.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grasp \Grasp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grasper; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Qraspine.] [OE. graspen; prob. akin to LG. grupsen, or to
     E. grope. Cf. Grab, Grope.]
     1. To seize and hold by clasping or embracing with the
        fingers or arms; to catch to take possession of.
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              Thy hand is made to grasp a palmer's staff. --Shak.
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     2. To lay hold of with the mind; to become thoroughly
        acquainted or conversant with; to comprehend.
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