Definition of Rattlines
1. rattline [n] - See also: rattline
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rattlines
Literary usage of Rattlines
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A manual for naval cadets by John McNeill Boyd (1860)
"rattlines are clove hitched crossings outside on the intervening shrouds, ... rattlines are placed fifteen inches apart, and secured at the ends, ..."
2. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith (1846)
"I ask only five naps. ; and before a man could run three rattlines up the rigging, the fellow makes it twenty. I fear it 's some awkward job. ..."
3. Railway Locomotives and Cars (1843)
"The attachment of wire shrouds to the sides of the vessel and to the masthead and their connection with the rattlines (which should also be of wire) can be ..."