or pearl clutch·ing
OTHER WORDS FROM pearl-clutchingpearl-clutch, verb (used without object)pearl-clutch·er, noun
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After walking block after block holding that container, he had suddenly discarded it and was now clutching a gun.
But Ruby Pearl kept order, and the more responsibility she took the more Spahn relied upon her.
In the last few years, however, Spahn gradually began to notice changes in Ruby Pearl.
Prince William was seen clutching an envelope, when they left, most likely containing images of the scan.
What was America supposed to do after Pearl Harbor, put the keys to the Golden Gate in an airmail envelope and send them to Tojo?Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize|P. J. O’Rourke|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She tottered up the steps, clutching feebly at the post before passing into the house.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
"The Seorita is a pearl of prudence and discretion: do whatever she desired you," said Alphonse.
I must admit that there is some excuse for you; the pearl of Andalusia is undoubtedly ravissante.
It must have been the window-panes, for he was anxious to get the most beautiful mother-of-pearl he could find.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
He knows the whole piano literature, and is continually fishing up some new or old pearl or other to surprise one with.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay