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  • The process is called parbuckling, an old-fashioned way to get ships upright, says Mr Lacey.

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  • Doing this involves an old-fashioned process called parbuckling, in which barges with huge winches crank the ship into position, bit by bit.

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  • I even contrived to take our tube-boat to pieces and stow her away below, though the tubes gave me some trouble in getting them inboard; but I managed this at last by parbuckling them up over the side with the aid of the throat-halliards.

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  • In these cases, parbuckling doubles the ease of rolling them; one or more ropes have one of each of their ends made fast in the direction to which the log has to be rolled, while the other is carried underneath the log, round it, and back again.

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  • To drop joking, all of us new hands were taught our work as well as sailors could teach us, which was so effectually done that what we once learnt we never forgot; this work being to treat ropes and rigging as if they were reasoning and responsible beings, and to be capable of making fast or letting loose, whensoever it so pleased us, anything under the sun, from knotting a reef point to parbuckling a cask -- a dodge by which,

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy


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