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vis

, pl.

vi·res

(vis, vī'rēs),
Force, energy, or power.
[L. force]
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vis

(vĭs) plural.vires [L., strength]
Force, strength, energy, power.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
References in classic literature ?
Porthos pressed the delicate hand of Aramis in his immense hands, and D'Artagnan remarked that His Greatness gave him his left hand, probably from habit, seeing that Porthos already ten times had been near injuring his fingers covered with rings, by pounding his flesh in the vise of his fist.
The two men came against each other in grips, and almost before he had exerted himself the Irishman found himself in the merciless vise of a half-Nelson that buried him head and shoulders in the snow.
The Irishman grunted again and made a frantic struggle to twist his body around, but the wedging bodies on either side held him in a vise.
You have a high spirit, a high standard; but with you it's all natural and unaffected; you don't seem to have stuck your head into a vise, as if you were sitting for the photograph of propriety.
He stood with the two ladies, seizing both by their hands, persuading them, and giving them reasons with astonishing plainness of speech, and at almost every word he uttered, probably to emphasise his arguments, he squeezed their hands painfully as in a vise. He stared at Avdotya Romanovna without the least regard for good manners.
The company's orange-colored vises include the standard high precision vise, whose multiple locating holes allow vertical or horizontal mounting on standard modular tooling plates or blocks.
On each face of the ToolBlox are two Kurt Movelock vises. The hydraulic activation of the vises ensures uniform damping of all-size parts.
Components such as modular vises and other accessories that have been used in modular applications previously are now being used on the fourth axis."
Good vises are available at most hardware or tool stores.
If I have a gunsmithing vice, it would be the number of vises I own.