Sakr-el-Bahr drank slowly, his eyes never leaving the vessel, whose every ratline was clearly defined by now in the pellucid air.
A musket-ball carried away a ratline above his head, just as he reached forward.
In walking along her gun-deck, he accidentally ran against a ratline, by which one of her starboard guns was discharged.
A sailor came slipping down the ratline one night, as though something had happened, and the sailors cried, "What's the matter?"
Collins, bring your party into this room; and do not forget to bring along that length of ratline that I told you to have ready.
It was above the second ratline in the fore-shrouds, and fully six feet over the rail.
"thin rope," especially as used on sailing ships, late 15c., originally ratling, of unknown origin; spelling ratline attested from 1773, by influence of line (n.).