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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A length of rope passed several times through the tack-cringle and the iron eye on the inboard end of the boom so as to secure the foot and luff of a sail.


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  • "You've forgot to pass the tack-earing, but wid time and help ye'll larn.

    Captains Courageous


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