Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of catharping.

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Examples

  • The atmosphere below must have been very oppressive indeed to induce Mr. Barker to come up before breakfast -- in fact, before eight o'clock -- for the sake of smoking a solitary cigar up there by the catharpings.

    Doctor Claudius, A True Story

  • The position taken by Cross and myself was very secure, being between the main-top and the catharpings, and the water was so warm that we did not feel the occasional immersion; five other men were close to us, but not a word was said, -- indeed, hardly a recognition exchanged.

    Percival Keene

  • The shot had struck the foremast of the _Enterprise_, and cut it in two below the catharpings.

    The Pirate

  • Here a stage was erected on either side, over the cathead, with steps to ascend to it; a tail block was attached to the boom-iron, at the outer extremity of each foreyard-arm, and through this a rope was rove, one end of which came down to the stage; the other was led along the yard into the catharpings, and thence down upon the main deck.

    Frank Mildmay The Naval Officer

  • The danger seethed passed when we reached the catharpings, where we had foot room.

    Frank Mildmay The Naval Officer

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