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THIMBLE

THIMBLE, (coffe, Fr.) a sort of iron ring, whose outer surface is hollowed throughout its whole circumference, in order to contain, in the channel or cavity, a rope which is spliced about it, and by which it may be hung in any particular station. See plate XII. fig. I. It is used to guide the direction of some running rope, which passes through it, from one place to another. See SPAN.

Plate 12

Plate XII


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