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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A semicircular work in the ditch of a fortified place, sweeping the ditch, and itself commanded by the main work.
  • n. An ammonite: a general name of fossil cephalopods whose shells are spiral, twisted, or bent.
  • n. A winding net supported by stakes, to inclose fish that come in with the tide.
  • n. A form of double hook used on cranes which do light and speedy work. It enables a chain sling to be easily and quickly caught, but is not so strong as the single hook, since the stress does not come into line with the hoisting-chain without side-strain.

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