from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bit for a horse.
  • n. A gag.
  • n. Nautical, a large cleat of wood or iron to which sheets, tacks, or braces are belayed. Also chevil.
  • n. 4. A stone-masons' ax, with a flat face for knocking off projecting angular points, and a pointed peen for reducing a surface to the desired form; a jedding-ax.—
  • n. Originally, the stick or rune-staff used in casting lots; a lot: as, to cast cavels.
  • n. A part or share; lot.
  • n. A parcel or allotment of land.


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  • The fore-trysail was bent to some of the mast-hoops, and the sheet fastened to a cavel on the port side.

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  • Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 12: 03 PM surely we knew this a couple of years ago as reported in e. t so we get another report we already are aware of what awaste of money i supose this mean another target to meet. lets employ another manager to set another target for another manager to set another target which will not be acted on when pdh moves to edith cavel move all the managers in to make more reports and targets retrain the nurses and doctors as van and lorry drivers to move all the reports down to the waste paper unit in fengate to make more paper for the every increasing mangers to make more reports you can see why the trust is in so much debt poppet

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