from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wire rope by which the foot of a fore-and-aft sail is secured to the boom.
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She professed to have been unable to see anything going on in the house from her place of confinement, but in the room at Enfield Wash there was a large hole through the floor for a jack-rope, which gave a full view of the kitchen, where the inmates of the house chiefly resorted.
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