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grapple

[OED, grapnel obs. → 1807] n. a grapnel or small anchor with several claws: 1895 B'Spider pitch overboar' again; 'e float. 'E say, "You no [yinna?] tie de grapple to me an' le' me go down an' get hall (Edwards 66). (Gen.)

Tags: nautical, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-18 03:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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