Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rope with a hook and a toggle, sometimes used to drag a gun carriage or to lash it to the limber, and for various other purposes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rope with a hook and a toggle, sometimes used to drag a gun carriage or to lash it to the limber, and for various other purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., a hempen rope composed of three pieces joined by two open rings, and having a hook at one end and a toggle at the other.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rope fitted with a hook and used for towing a gun carriage

Etymologies

French See prolong. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fact 2: Antibiotics are used on AIDS patient to prolonge their life because they lack an immunity system.

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  • * Il discerne les premiers hommes d'avec les autres, aus quels Dieu a prolonge la vie eu une facon singuliere: combien qu'ils ne fussent de si haute ne si noble race: [1245] 1

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  • L'exprience rcente faite avec fnoxycarb a indiqu qu'une persistence prolonge est susceptible de rendre certains matriaux inappropris pour mise en oeuvre sur les produits alimentaires entreposs.

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  • Venezuelan revolutionaries and Cuba, we once more proclaim without any hesitation our feeling and our solidarity with the guerrillas fighting in the western mountains, (continuous applause), and with the fighters daring the repression and the anger of tyranny in the cities. (prolonge applause)

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  • But he folowing the custome of louers, not thinking himselfe cast of for the first refuse, eftsones renewed his requestes: and framing a louing stile, besought her to haue pitie vppon him, and to respect the greatnesse of his passion: and that he could not prolonge his life without the fauour of her good grace, who onely was the very remedie of his euill.

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  • Pour faire sérieux, disons que NON prolonge les expériences du roman post-moderne (récits tout en digression, polysémie avec jeux sur les registres - naturaliste, mélo, comique ... - et les niveaux de langues, etc.).

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  • The poor horses often sank to their bellies, and we were several times compelled to unhitch a stalled horse, tie a prolonge around him, hitch the rest of the team to the rope and drag him out.

    Four years under Marse Robert,

  • "Retire by prolonge!" he shouted to the battery commander, pulling in his sweating horse.

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  • Back they fell, farther, farther, while McDunn's battery continued to fire and retire by prolonge, and the Lancers, long weapons disengaged, accompanied them, ready to support the guns in an emergency.

    Ailsa Paige

  • Only one horse of that gun-team remained alive, and the gunners had lashed the prolonge to the trail of the overturned cannon and to the poor horse's collar, and were trying to drag the piece away with the hope of righting it.

    Ailsa Paige

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