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luff

1. Nautical the leading edge of a fore-and-aft sail
2. tackle consisting of a single and a double, block for use with rope having a large diameter
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The wheels on the pulley cart on which the top of the luffing jib was mounted, also started to turn and the cart moved towards the base machine.
The company says the model heralds a move to a new generation of extra-large capacity luffing jib tower cranes, with the CTL 650 F45 completing the existing Terex tower crane portfolio of 14 CTL luffing jib models.
Soon, the film evolves into a campy catfight between Ivana and Marla: ``You vill stop luffing my husband
Current plans call for three 280 HC-L luffing jib cranes and one 357 HC-L model to be used.
The Swiss crane manufacturer Wolffkran has unveiled a new 166 B hydraulic luffing crane, with a maximum load of 12 tonnes, and a jib length of up to 55 metres.