Gripe's egg
Gripe Gripe, n. [See {Grype}.] (Zo["o]l.) A vulture; the griffin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Like a white hind under the gripe's sharp claws. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Gripe's egg}, an alchemist's vessel. [Obs.] --E. Jonson. [1913 Webster]


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