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sennit

or sennet, sinnet

[sen-it] /ˈsɛn ɪt/
noun
1.
a flat, braided cordage, formed by plaiting strands of rope yarn or other fiber, used as small stuff aboard ships.
2.
braided straw or grass used in making hats.
Origin of sennit
1760-1770
1760-70; origin uncertain
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  • “Now,” continued he, laying hold of the coil of sennit, and tossing back one end over an empty water-cask.

    The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid
  • He had a private conversation with sennit, too; but the smile underwent no change.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
  • We threw Mr. sennit a rope, as a matter of course, and Marble met him at the gangway with the usual civilities.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
  • When all was ready, it appeared that sennit was to be our prize-master.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
  • Nevertheless, unlike sennit, he was all vigilance and activity.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
  • "It's past eight o'clock," said sennit, when the selections were made.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
  • sennit was left in possession of the state-room, but I remained in the steerage; consenting, however, to mess in the cabin.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
  • No--no--Miles; let this Mr. sennit go to England where he belongs.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
  • sennit availed himself of this accident, to make further remonstrances on the subject of having any more men put in the boat.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
  • If Mr. sennit were living, I think he would do us the justice to say he was not forgotten.

    Miles Wallingford James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for sennit

sennit

/ˈsɛnɪt/
noun
1.
a flat braided cordage used on ships
2.
plaited straw, grass, palm leaves, etc, as for making hats
Word Origin
C17: of unknown origin
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