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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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They loosened cleats and let down sails; They pulled and hauled the bowlines in; Al vent guardent et as 40 They watched the wind and esteilles, watched the stars; Sulunc l'ure portent lur They carried sails to suit the veilles; tide.
The sail trimming exercise (or exercises) concludes with a reference to the bowlines (boelines, 39, < ON bog-lina).
Some had climbed, some had clambered and those who didn't know their bowlines from their belays just clammed up.
Then make whipped-tail bowlines in one end of the rope and hang it from the eyescrews with secure, but dismountable "S" hooks.
A Liam Fox B Andrew Lansley C Jeremy Hunt D Andrew Mitchell QUESTION 13 - for 13 points: What are cat's paws, bowlines and sheepshanks?
Bowlines, clove hitches, figures of eight, a full turn and two half hitches - there were so many to remember and, noticing we were struggling, Vad decided to get technical.
"So throw off the bowlines.Sail away from the safe harbour.
Now tie off your first length of rope to the load-bearing branch using a Two Half Hitches knot or Bowline knot (if you don't know these, get familiar; they're simple).