lifeline

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lifeline

1. a line thrown or fired aboard a vessel for hauling in a hawser for a breeches buoy
2. any rope or line attached to a vessel or trailed from it for the safety of passengers, crew, swimmers, etc.
3. a line by which a deep-sea diver is raised or lowered
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Qualitative data generated through lifelines, a genogram, and card sorts (e.