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A lightweight line with a weight at the end, made to be thrown between a ship and the shore, or from one ship to another, and used to pull a heavier line across.
- ‘Please have at least two heaving lines of sufficient length to reach the tug, available forward and aft.’
- ‘After grasping the eyes of the mooring lines, Paparo untied the heaving line and let it loose.’
- ‘Men were already swinging along heaving lines, hanging from their hands.’
- ‘The storage bucket for heaving lines can accommodate at least 4 heaving lines of 110 metres length.’
- ‘The Monkey's Fist is a heaving line knot and is used to pass lines to shore or vessel to vessel.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.