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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a slip-hitch which may easily bed is engaged; also, a certain hitch and number of turns made about a spar or cask, which will cause the latter to roll over and over when the hauling part of the rope is pulled upon.


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