from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A board nailed to the rail of a vessel engaged in fishing for mackerel with hand-lines.
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We bustled through a crowded narrow archway which led to the cadi’s police-office, entered the little room, atrociously perfumed with musk, and passing by the rail-board, where the common sort stood, mounted the stage upon which his worship and friends sat, and squatted down on the divans in stern and silent dignity.
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