A name formerly given to any short pendant and thimble, through which running-rigging was led.
It is furnished with wooden pins to fasten the running-rigging to, as occasion requires.
Stoppers are also pieces of rope used to prevent the running-rigging from coming up whilst being belayed.
Also, applied to any pendant and thimble through which running-rigging was led, now commonly called a lizard.
For running-rigging, nothing is better than laid or braided cotton cord, such as is used for awnings and sash-cords.
It was a natural observatory; the running-rigging alone was taken down.