One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having a long jaw.
2(Nautical and Rope-making) (of rope) consisting of loosely twisted strands, especially as the result of being put under great strain; (now rare).
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Richard Bradley (?1688–1732), botanist and writer.
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