(Search and seizure
The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
- the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
* 1874 , (Marcus Clarke), (For the Term of His Natural Life) Chapter VII
- The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.
A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
- As yet there had been no alarm of fever. The three seizures had excited some comment, however, and had it not been for the counter-excitement of the burning ship, it is possible that Pine's precaution would have been thrown away
A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
- He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.
(obsolete) retention within one's grasp or power; possession; ownership
- He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.
That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
- Make o'er thy honour by a deed of trust, / And give me seizure of the mighty wealth.
A seal (stamp or impression of a stamp ).
* 1818 , '', Chapter XXIX, 1839, ''The Waverley Novels , Volume 2,
- "This is a jark from Jim Ratcliffe," said the taller, having looked at the bit of paper.
(slang, military, British) To modify (weaponry) to disadvantage; especially, to attach and use a tracking device to covertly monitor its location.
* 1996 , Andy McNab, Immediate Action ,
* 2001 , Peter Taylor, Brits:the War Against the IRA ,
- At the end of the day, it was inevitable that the IRA would discover that its weapons were being jarked .
* 2010 , Christopher C. Harmon, Andrew N. Pratt, Sebastian Gorka, Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism ,
- 'Anna' and 'Mary' were involved in operations that drew on a variety of intelligence data: ‘jarking'’; information from agents;One of the weapons, perhaps the Armalite, had been ‘' jarked ’ by the ‘Det’ and tracked for some time.
* 2010 , Ed Moloney, Voices from the Grave: Two Men's War in Ireland ,
- An especially creative method was known as “jarking ,” which involved “the placing of tiny tracking devices on weapons in arms caches so their movements can be followed.”8
- The homes and safe houses he provided were bugged; the weapons hidden in empty houses were ‘jarked ’ so the security forces could keep track of them, and the vehicles used to ferry weapons put under close surveillance.
(track weaponry) Both word and practice became common during the (1968-1998).
* 1996 , William Gilmore Simms, Mary Ann Wimsatt, “Bald-Head Bill Bauldy”'', ''Tales of the South ,
- First, I felt a kick in my side, and ribs; then I felt myself pulled and jarked about, by the arms and shoulders; and, when I opened my eyes and straightened myself out, to see what alligator hed got hold of me now, what should I see but a squad of four or five of our own Rigiment, all pulling at me at onst!
jarking'', in ''The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z , by Eric Partridge, Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 041525938X, 9780415259385.
* Toby Harnden, Bandit Country: The IRA & South Armagh , ISBN 0-340-71736-X