from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gripping device for handling a ship's cable.


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  • Comcast will start testing its new video-delivery technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall, according to a person familiar with the matter, allowing students to watch live TV on a computer or TV that can connect to the Internet over the local campus network, without a cable-hook up.

    Comcast Tests Tech Overhaul


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