1. a small usually tarred line of 2 strands
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How To Use marline In A Sentence

  • Blatheration!" exclaimed my chum, smacking the butt of his rifle on the deck and making the petty officer who was on the other side of the hatchway jump round in a jiffy, looking marline-spikes in our direction. Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy
  • Every day we read of outrageous assaults upon him with marline-spikes and other perverted marine stores, by brutal skippers and flagitious mates, whose proper end would be the yard-arm and the rope's end. Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 01, April 2, 1870
  • Dr. Marline Barron, Director of Etonkids and former President of American Montessori Association, guided teaching in January.
  • When a uniformed policeman shoves his uniformed cap above your gunwale in the dark watches of the night, you don't whack him over the head with a marline-spike. When Eight Bells Toll
  • One of our suppliers located the Manila rope and the tarred marline that was needed for the job.
  • For every thumb was a marlinespike and every finger a fid Old Fid
  • If he thinks there's even a chance you're going to lay for him with a marline spike, he'll back off of you. Ship Of Magic
  • She kept hold of the marlinespike, but her wrists quivered, and she lowered it. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  • A rope was lowered with a hook upon the end of it; to the hook a canvas bag was lashed with marline. In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs
  • Ronica nodded at Rache, but did not put down the marlinespike. The Mad Ship
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