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Cringle  n.  
A withe for fastening a gate.
(Naut.) An iron or pope thimble or grommet worked into or attached to the edges and corners of a sail; usually in the plural. The cringles are used for making fast the bowline bridles, earings, etc.

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"Cringle" Quotes from Famous Books

... Sectarianism Origen Some Men like Musical Glasses Sublime and Nonsense Atheist Proof of Existence of God Kant's attempt Plurality of Worlds A Reasoner Shakspeare's Intellectual Action Crabbe and Southey Peter Simple and Tom Cringle's Log Chaucer Shakspeare Ben Jonson Beaumont and Fletcher Daniel Massinger Lord Byron and H. Walpole's "Mysterious Mother" Lewis's Jamaica Journal Sicily Malta Sir Alexander Ball Cambridge Petition to admit Dissenters Corn Laws Christian ...
— Specimens of the Table Talk of S.T.Coleridge • Coleridge

... services on record, and Admiral Rowley expressed in a general order his sense of the admirable skill and courage with which the enterprise had been carried out. That most graphic of writers, Michael Scott, who spent many years in the West Indies, had evidently heard of it when he wrote "Tom Cringle's Log." The capture of Lieutenant Hobson by the pirates, and his subsequent release, afforded him the idea of the captive of his hero by the picaroon, while the destruction of Obed's schooner in a harbour off Cuba, with not a few additional touches, ...
— How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves - Updated to 1900 • W.H.G. Kingston

... to Block Island Light things were pretty even. Then it came a question of who was to go to windward. The yacht hauled her mainsheet in to two blocks. So did we, and, further, ran a line from the cringle in her foresail to the weather rigging. She could not make it—we ...
— The Seiners • James B. (James Brendan) Connolly

Words linked to "Cringle" :   eyelet, holdfast, grummet, loop

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