from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large room where rigging is fitted and prepared for use on shipboard.
- n. Theat., the space immediately under the roof and over the stage of a theater; the place from which the scenery is lowered or raised by means of ropes.
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Street Church, in the private residence of Mrs. Heck, and in a rigging-loft, sixty by eighteen feet, in William Street, which was rented in 1767.
New York which they chalked out had not been accepted; the abandoning of their ship by the Englishmen was clearly enforced by the pressure of their own presence; and now they themselves had been forced to cancel from the claim the schooner's value as a necessary drag behind the steamer, by substituting a three hours 'splicing-job, worth five dollars in a rigging-loft, and possibly fifty if bargained for at sea.
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