from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rope fastened to the leech of a square sail, by which the sail is hauled close up to the yard. Also leach-line.


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  • When the last leech-line was made fast, my eyes, accustomed to the darkness, made out the shapes of exhausted men drooping over the rails, collapsed on hatches.

    The Shadow Line


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