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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A harpoon.

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  • I'm guessing from context that this means harpoon, or something like a harpoon (maybe shorter?):

    "'I suppose the fish was not taken up?'

    'Oh but he was, sir. Awkward Davies flung a harping-iron into him so hard it went right through his head.'"

    --O'Brian, The Truelove, 89

    March 10, 2008