Saint Thomas a Becket

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Thomas à Becket

[tom-uhs uh bek-it]
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becket (ˈbɛkɪt)
 
n
1.  a clevis forming part of one end of a sheave, used for securing standing lines by means of a thimble
2.  a short line with a grommet or eye at one end and a knot at the other, used for securing spars or other gear in place
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

Becket (ˈbɛkɪt)
 
n
Saint Thomas à. 1118--70, English prelate; chancellor (1155--62) to Henry II; archbishop of Canterbury (1162--70): murdered following his opposition to Henry's attempts to control the clergy. Feast day: Dec 29 or July 7

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