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  • n. Plural form of pintle.


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  • He wanted new rudder pintles, or thought he did, but I think it was only because some rumour had reached him far away up on the north-east coast that we had given them to Mary Thompson at her last refit.

    Movie Night

  • I was convinced that the rudder pintles could not possibly withstand such violent blows and curled up into a small bundle of anxiety, flinching at every big wave and bracing myself for imminent disaster.

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • Apart from the initial fearful period of my voyage, when I lay quaking in my bunk, convinced that my rudder was going to snap off its pintles or that a container ship was going to run me over, this was the only time I felt really scared.

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • All the pintles are gone at the fore part of the rudder; it is a clean break and bears witness to the terrific force exerted on the ship during the nip.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • The pintles carried away, and it dropped off at last.

    Falk, by Joseph Conrad

  • The rudder pintles were greased so they would not squeak and the tholes, which held the oars, were wrapped in rags while the hull and oars were painted black with Stockholm tar.

    Sharpe's Prey

  • The rudder squealed on its pintles as Sharpe drew the sabre back through the hole and collapsed in exhaustion against the foot of Fairley's bed.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The rudder squealed in its pintles, and an enemy shot struck the Pucelle with a deep booming sound, then there was silence again.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The sound of the flexing masts was magnified in the hold, which also reverberated to the squelching clatter of the ship's six pumps, the sound of the sea and the grating screech of the rudder turning on its pintles.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The rudder, so close behind them, creaked in its pintles.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar


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