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- n. A nautical and knot-tying term for thin string, as opposed to the thick, heavy ropes that are more often used in sailing. It is commonly used in a whipping knot to bind the ends of ropes to prevent fraying.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. spun yarn, marline, and the smallest kinds of rope.
- n. all kinds of small cordage.
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- n. any light rope used on shipboard
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