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  1. shrouds

    The lower and upper standing-rigging. They are always divided into pairs or couples; that is to say, one piece of rope is doubled, and the parts fastened together at a small distance from the middle, so as to leave a sort of noose or collar to fix upon the mast-head; the ends have each a dead-eye turned in, by which they are set up by laniards to the channel. (See CHAINS and DEAD-EYE.)--Bentinck-shrouds. Strong ropes fixed on the futtock-staves of the lower rigging, and extending to the opposite channels, where they are set-up by means of dead-eyes and laniards, or gun-tackle runner purchases, in the same manner as the other shrouds. Their use is to support the masts when the ship rolls.--Bowsprit shrouds are now generally made of chain. They support the bowsprit in the same way that other shrouds support the masts.--Bumkin or boomkin shrouds. Strong chains fixed as stays to the bumkin ends, to support the strain exerted by the fore-tacks upon them.--Futtock or foot-hook shrouds. Portions of rigging (now sometimes chain) communicating with the futtock-plates above the top, and the cat-harpings below, and forming ladders, whereby the sailors climb over the top-brim. Top-gallant shrouds extend to the cross-trees, where, passing through holes in the ends, they continue over the futtock-staves of the top-mast rigging, and descending almost to the top, are set up by laniards passing through thimbles instead of dead-eyes.--Topmast-shrouds extend from the top-mast head to the edges of the tops, and are set up to the futtock dead-eyes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrouds in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shrouds in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Jose Manuel Escudero:

    It's wrapped in more than 4 shrouds, one of which is quilted, you're not going to bury an ordinary person that way.

  2. Daniel Bible:

    A man was detained shortly after the shooting but was released after authorities determined he was not connected to the incident. ICE did not respond to a Fox News request for comment Tuesday. Daniel Bible, the field office director for the agencys enforcement and removal operations in San Antonio, blamed the shootingon elected officials, the media and activists for a breakdown inpolitical discourse that has encouraged violent acts. Political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts, iCE officers put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our communities safe. This disturbing public discourse shrouds our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily puts our officers safety at risk.

  3. Charles Kingsley:

    Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.

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  • σάβαναGreek
  • துணியைப் போர்த்திக் கொண்டுTamil

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