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  • v. Present participle of nettle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stinging; irritating.
  • n. A process (resembling splicing) by which two ropes are joined end to end so as to form one rope.
  • n. The process of tying together the ends of yarns in pairs, to prevent tangling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rope-making:
  • n. A method of spinning or twisting together the ends of two ropes so as to unite them with a seamless joint.
  • n. A system of tying in pairs the yarns when they are laid on the posts in a ropewalk, in order to prevent entanglement or confusion.


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