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Fangs

I fell into his fangs. Into his power, his clutches. (Anglo-Saxon, fang, a grasp.)

“To seize”.

“Traitors, that vice-like fang the hand ye lick.”

Bailey: Festus (A Village Feast), sec. 9.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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