the line which forms the communication between the steering wheel and the telltale
Origin: [Cf. Prov. E. spurling the rut of a wheel, a cart rut, AS. spor a track, trace, E. spoor, Scot. spurl to sprawl.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The line which formed the communication between the wheel and the tell-tale: it went round a small barrel, abaft the barrel of the wheel, and made the pointer show the position of the tiller. Also, a line with thimbles as fair-leaders for running rigging. Now out of use.
The numerical value of spurling-line in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of spurling-line in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3