Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a purchase or single rope for hauling up to the yards the clues of topsails, topgallantsails, and royals.

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  • After having been safely guided by these stepping-stones through all kinds of labyrinths in rice valleys and bamboo groves, one feels grateful to the peasantry for that clue-line of rocks.

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