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seized

To have seisin,as in “He was seized of certain real property described as... .“

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At its heels was a wolf, who had almost seized it, when the cat changed itself into a worm, and, piercing the skin of a pomegranate which had tumbled from a tree, hid itself in the fruit.
Iwanich sprang at once on to the mare's back, seized the foal by its bridle, and hastened home in the highest spirits.
Dantes seized the handles, and strove to lift the coffer; it was impossible.
He seized the gunwhale, but the knives of our rowers so mauled his wrists, that he was forced to quit his hold, and the next minute we were past them all, and in safety.
He seized Kennedy's and Joe's hands by turns in his own, which were burning with fever.
Quasimodo looked him full in the face, a trembling seized him, and he released the priest and shrank back.
D'Artagnan, quite in despair, seized his second pistol, and cocked it.
Scarcely pausing in his charge he seized the fellow by the shoulder and, turning quickly at right angles, leaped into the concealing foliage that flanked the trail, and was gone, bearing his victim with him.
Casting off his deck lashings, he seized the landing leather and slipped over the ship's side.
While he was in the act of throwing himself over, his owner seized him by the tail, endeavoring to pull him back.
The grim and greedy one was soon prepared, savage and fierce, and in sleep he seized upon thirty of the thanes, and thence he again departed exulting in his prey, to go home with the carcases of the slain, to reach his own dwelling.
First of all sweet, fragrant wine ran streaming throughout all the black ship and a heavenly smell arose, so that all the seamen were seized with amazement when they saw it.