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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A pair of grappling dogs for hoisting logs and timber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A pair of iron bars linked together at one end and having sharp hooks at the other, used for grappling timber. See cut under dag.
  • singular In the bending of barrel-staves, a bar of iron used as a holder to retain the curved shape of the staves until they have cooled, when they will not bend back.

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