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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Grab.
 
To clutch or seize. I grabbed it; he grabbed him, i.e. the bailiff caught him. (Swedish, grabba, to grasp; Danish, griber; our grip, gripe, grope, grapple.)   1
   A land grabber. A very common expression in Ireland during the last two decades of the nineteenth century, to signify one who takes the farm or land of an evicted tenant.   2
 


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