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  • n. The front part of the wales of a vessel, around the bow and fastened to the stem; used to provide protection from the seas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. The fore parts of the wales, which encompass the bow of a vessel, and are fastened to the stem.

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Examples

  • The young minstrel won the respect and affection of the royal household, and his harpings were the principal solace of the infatuated and gloomy king, who at length made David his armor-bearer.

    Half Hours in Bible Lands, Volume 2 Patriarchs, Kings, and Kingdoms

  • She had read about it, studied about it, in the university in the course of earning her Bachelorship of Arts; but she was not original, not creative, and all manifestations of culture on her part were but harpings of the harpings of others.

    Chapter 30

  • And this they did by their harpings, and by words spoken — words of power, O Yolara, that have their power still — and by pipings and by slaying sounds.

    The Moon Pool

  • The harpings of the sweet singer of Israel could not have been more effectual in the dispersal of depression than the steadfast beams of the sun supreme in tropic sky.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Let her be contented with her Grimods and oysters, and leave Julia to listen to the harpings of Apollo in peace.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845

  • And when, kneeling, she poured out her soul in prayer, her words seemed so many winged angels, musical with unearthly harpings of an untold blessedness.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • | Ah, the harpings and the salvos and the shoutings of thy |

    The Principles of English Versification

  • And this they did by their harpings, and by words spoken -- words of power, O Yolara, that have their power still -- and by pipings and by slaying sounds.

    The Moon Pool

  • Abruptly the harpings ceased; the moon fires shuddered, fell, and began to sweep back into the crystal globes; Yo-lara's swaying form grew rigid, every atom of it listening.

    The Moon Pool

  • Abruptly the harpings ceased; the moon fires shuddered, fell, and began to sweep back into the crystal globes; Yolara's swaying form grew rigid, every atom of it listening.

    The Moon Pool

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