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bowline

Nautical
a line for controlling the weather leech of a square sail when a vessel is close-hauled

bowline

[′bau̇‚līn]
(naval architecture)
A rope attached to the vertical edge of a square sail near its midpoint, and used to keep the sail's weather edge taut forward when the vessel is close-hauled.
A knot forming a loop that does not slip under tension, used particularly for mooring and hauling.
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Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list in 2014 and 2015, Bowline is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
Prior to Bowline Capital Partners, Kolff was a partner at Apollo and earlier served at Ripplewood and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS).
I tied a loose bowline knot around pole #2 with the box secured on top and pulled it all up vertical next to pole #11 had stuck in the barrel.
6) In order to tack or effect a zig-zag advance into the wind, the sail might be lowered or reefed, the braces trimmed to set the sail at an angle to the axis of the hull, the windward corner of the sail (the tack) boomed out, the sheets at the bottom corners of the sail correspondingly tightened, perhaps even a bowline run forward to the stem to belly out the sail.
Pull on a bowline (or a sheet bend) the wrong way and it becomes unstable, tumbling or untying itself, and alarmingly so for a knot considered safe.
Lots of you guys wrote and asked about the blind rescue bowline knot I mentioned in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue.
Besides, his back is a skyscraper of bowline knots, from the gluteus medius all the way up to the sternomastoid.
Competitors may not perform any portion of the bowline in the end of their lines.
For starters master the bowline, square knot, clove hitch and taut-line hitch--those will cover a variety of applications.
Then somebody shone a torch over and we spotted him in the water, he was clinging to the bowline of a boat - he was close to the pontoon.