Sixty years of German respect for orders held him in a viselike grip and paralyzed his arm.
"I like your spirit," he said seizing Curlie's hand in a viselike grip.
Spasmodically, he set his fangs in a viselike tightening of his grip.
He struggled to free himself from the viselike grip but it was hopeless.
What woman does not wince at the viselike grasp that cuts her rings into her flesh and temporarily paralyzes every finger?
Tom felt as if his last ounce of breath were being squeezed out by the viselike pressure.
To Mr. Coyote's surprise, Benny Badger seized his paw in his powerful jaws and held it in a viselike grip.
Stan hit him hard in the back with a knee and slapped a viselike grip around his neck.
Right gallantly did little Wisp battle in the viselike grasp of the giant.
In the same instant, his fingers closed in a viselike grip on Dan's left hand.
c.1300, "device like a screw or winch for bending a crossbow or catapult," from Old French vis, viz "screw," from Latin vitis "vine, tendril of a vine," literally "that which winds," from root of viere "to bind, twist" (see withy). The meaning "clamping tool with two jaws closed by a screw" is first recorded c.1500.