from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See sheave.


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  • It would be rather a lengthy business, and somewhat noisy at that; for on a quiet night the rasping of the chain sheets through the sheeve-holes might be heard at a considerable distance, far enough, indeed, to attract the attention of any sleepless individual in the settlement.

    Overdue The Story of a Missing Ship


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