hoisting-block love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lower of the two blocks of a block-and-fall; the block which moves with the load.


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  • He could not only splice a broken "fall," and repair the sheaves and friction-rollers in a hoisting-block, but whenever the rigging got tangled aloft he could spring up the derrick like a cat and unreeve the rope in an instant.

    Tom Grogan


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