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running rigging

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. that part of a ship's rigging or ropes which passes through blocks, etc.; -- in distinction from standing rigging.
  • n. all those ropes used in bracing the yards, making and shortening sail, etc., such as braces, sheets, halyards, clew lines, and the like.

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