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[W Car.; OED idem, same quot.] n. a prong fastened to a harpoon: 1731 Turtle are most commonly taken at the Bahama Islands. . .by striking them with a small iron peg of two inches long; this peg is put in a socket at the end of a petty shop staff twelve feet long (Catesby II 39). cf. GRAINS (Andros, Adelaide)

Tags: nautical, noun

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Last update: 2012-12-02 16:00
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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