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round-turn in the hawse

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  1. round-turn in the hawse

    A term implying the situation of the two cables of a ship, which, when moored, has swung the wrong way three times successively; if after this she come round till her head is directed the same way as at first, this makes a round turn and elbow. A round turn is also the passing a rope completely round a timber-head, or any proper thing, in order to hold on. (See HOLDING-ON.) Also, to pass a rope over a belaying pin. Also, the bending of any timber or plank upwards, but especially the beams which support the deck, and curve upwards towards the middle of the deck. This is for the purpose of strength, and for the convenience of the run of water to the scuppers.--To round up a fall or tackle, is to gather in the slack; the reverse of overhaul.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of round-turn in the hawse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of round-turn in the hawse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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    • A. instigation
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