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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of reeve.
  • adjective nautical Of a rope, passed through a hole, ring or pulley.

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Examples

  • A block hung from the top of the hut, with a rope reeved in it; one end was made fast to the upper edge of the bath, and the other went down into the bath.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • If these were reeved and drawn taut, the cases would be held as in a vice, and the lids could be taken off freely at any time.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • On deck all hell broke loose as they were striking the maintopmast half an hour later; the preventer top-rope reeved through the fid-hole parted at the very moment a deluge of warm rain beat down on the ship, so thick they could scarcely breathe, much less see.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • On deck all hell broke loose as they were striking the maintopmast half an hour later; the preventer top-rope reeved through the fid-hole parted at the very moment a deluge of warm rain beat down on the ship, so thick they could scarcely breathe, much less see.

    Heavy Weather

  • Eli undershot this dark system. i oversaw Jaime when ate me Sky! it told present arch, that enwound sadly... above plough reeved whistle, driving wrung anti the week despite blue chance: "who he gainsaid us?"

    26th January '05

  • If these were reeved and drawn taut, the cases would be held as in a vice, and the lids could be taken off freely at any time.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • A block hung from the top of the hut, with a rope reeved in it; one end was made fast to the upper edge of the bath, and the other went down into the bath.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • Hanging from a peg on the doorpost was a simple halter, a rye-straw rope spliced into a bight on one end with the other reeved through to form a running loop.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Nonnus had reeved the other end through a three-hole block joining the dugout's mast to the ram of the trireme.

    Lord of the Isles

  • The fall was reeved through a single block at the masthead.

    Lord of the Isles

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