from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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Beach closed, Nippers thwarted from nippering, a couple of SES guys in orange overalls with little to do but wander about aimlessly.
Then they clapped a luff-tackle on the fall, and by heaving on this, nippering and fleeting up, they lifted the fore-hatch and forecastle scuttle out of water -- which was enough.