sheepshank

[ UK /ʃˈiːpʃæŋk/ ]
NOUN
  1. a knot for shortening a line
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How To Use sheepshank In A Sentence

  • Is there anything we can do to keep my illustrations with his stories? sheepshank “I have an idea for a children’s book” « Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog
  • Stupified as I was, some instinct must have told me not to refuse Gallantin's invitation a second time-it's a good rule, as I hope I've demonstrated, that when scalp-hunters offer you a squaw, you should take her away quick and quiet, and if you don't fancy her, then teach her the two times table, or "Tintern Abbey", or how to tie a sheepshank. Isabelle
  • Oaxyctl pulled the knot apart and demonstrated the bowline, the sheepshank, a simple square knot, and a sheet bend. Crystal Rain
  • Moeller gulped the last of his milk and rose, just in time to have a bubble of gas twist his intestine like a sailor knotting a sheepshank. The Android’s Dream: Chapter One « Whatever
  • Oaxyctl held up the bight of a line, the loop flopping over, and tied a sheepshank. Crystal Rain
  • When an old village dame afterwards assured me that "she didn't know I was that larned," I felt -- momentarily -- rather like a wolf in SHEEPSHANKS 'clothes. Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 22, 1893
  • During his work on portrait miniatures Reynolds turned to the Victorian paintings that had been given to the museum by John Sheepshanks in 1857 as a core collection of British art.
  • The next day, we all commenced in earnest our studies in navigation and seamanship, the naval instructor with his assistants working us up in our mathematics and imparting to us the elements of plane and spherical trigonometry; while the boatswain and his mates gave us practical lessons in the setting up of rigging and making of knots, so that there should be no chance of our mistaking a "sheepshank" for a "cat's paw," or a "Flemish eye" for a "grommet! Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant
  • Although, I'd classify Thom as a good drawer of ugly people. sheepshank Dean Beattie « Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog
  • Oaxyctl concentrated on joining two lines together with a sheepshank knot. Crystal Rain
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