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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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There, using rope and the double bowline knot he had mastered during training in West Virginia, he would lower the man to medics waiting below.
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.
"Do you really have to be straight to tie a proper bowline?"
I can still tie a bowline, although I've never found a use for it.
Complete the system by clipping the line and float to the anchor line through pre-tied or spliced loops, or fasten it directly to the anchor line with a bowline knot.
Luckily we found him clinging to a bowline like a large crab, teeth chattering.
He loops the other end and fashions a bowline to secure it, a knot he's learned at Boy Scout camp.
Kolff is a managing partner at London-based investment and business advisory boutique Bowline Capital Partners, while Kawkabani has a previous stint as chief investment officer of MENA equity investments at Franklin Templeton.
These usually include a simple thumb knot (also used as a stopper knot), a granny knot (two thumb knots jammed together), a reef knot (two opposite-handed thumb knots - easier to undo), a slip knot loop (a thumb knot with a loop), a double slipped reef knot (a bow for tying shoe-laces), a simple necktie knot (technically, a topsail halyard bend!) and often a bowline loop, a clove hitch and a few more you remember from some youth organisation or a hobby you once had.
Experts said he had probably used a bowline knot rather than a figure of eight, which was more likely to slip unless a stopper knot was tied, the inquest heard.
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.