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Grasp at straws

Joel Y. Dane

Grasp at straws

a Sergeant Cass Harty detective story

by Joel Y. Dane

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Published by Published for the Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJoel Y. Dane.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.D3736 Gr
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 261 p. ;
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6370089M
LC Control Number38013190
OCLC/WorldCa1720907

Alternative form of grasp at straws Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Grasping at straws means to be so desperate as to try even the most unlikely means to save oneself. It comes from the proverb: “A drowning man will catch at a straw ” noted in the novel “Clarissa”, published in or the proverb: “We do not as men redie to be drowned, catch at euery straw”, which appears in the book “Fruitful and Brief Discourse” published in

  Thus “grasp at straws” has, since at least the 18th century, meant “to make a desperate and almost certainly futile effort to save oneself” (“Bob’s attempt to build a case that the contract was not valid because it contained a split infinitive was just grasping at straws”). “Grasping at straws” is still very much in use in. to grasp at straws - Examples. 1) If the designer needs to grasp at straws to find what you're looking for, frustration will mount on both sides. 2) This is just another laughable example of homeopaths' need to grasp at straws of real science to try to claim legitimacy. 3) And I don't need to grasp at straws, I can ban you in two mouse-clicks if I want to.

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So here is my 93rd LDS Hymn Parody, dedicated to one of the exercises that all TBMs seem to get a lot of GRASPING AT STRAWS Sung to the tune of True to the Faith - # 1.