Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, small tarred cord used for seizing.

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  • The next point to be considered is, that all the “small stuffs” which are used on board a ship—such as spun-yarn, marline, seizing-stuff, etc., etc. —are made on board.

    Chapter III. Ship’s Duties-Tropics

  • Everything was set up taut, the lower rigging rattled down, or rather rattled up, (according to the modern fashion,) an abundance of spun-yarn and seizing-stuff made, and finally, the whole standing rigging, fore and aft, was tarred down.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • The next point to be considered is, that all the "small stuffs" which are used on board a ship-such as spun-yarn, marline, seizing-stuff, etc., etc. -are made on board.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • Everything was set up taught, the lower rigging rattled down, or rather rattled up, (according to the modern fashion,) an abundance of spun-yarn and seizing-stuff made, and finally, the whole standing-rigging, fore and aft, was tarred down.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • The next point to be considered is, that all the "small stuffs" which are used on board a ship -- such as spun-yarn, marline, seizing-stuff, etc. -- are made on board.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • Everything was set up taut, the lower rigging rattled down, or rather rattled up (according to the modern fashion), an abundance of spun-yarn and seizing-stuff made, and finally the whole standing-rigging, fore and aft, was tarred down.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • The next point to be considered is, that all the ` ` small stuffs '' which are used on board a ship -- such as spun-yarn, marline, seizing-stuff, &c., &c. -- are made on board.

    Two Years Before the Mast

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