Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thick pad of rope-yarns, oakum, etc., covered with a mat or canvas, and tapering from the middle toward the ends, used as a fender on the bow of a boat. When rope cables were used, the covering of soft rope and canvas on the ring of an anchor was so called. Also called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A quantity of rope-yarn, or the like, placed, as a fender, on the bow of a boat.
- n. A bunch of soft material to prevent chafing between spars, or the like.
“These fellows, as well as thieves generally, are said to have a method of quieting the fiercest watch-dogs by throwing them a narcotic ball, which they call "puddening the animal.”
“No, that would not exactly tell; I shall pick my own work, and that's where I can bring my tarry trousers to an anchor -- mousing the mainstay, or puddening the anchor, with the best of any.”
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1815 edition; ed. William Burney (London: Chatham Publishing, 2006).
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I blame chained_bear.
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