a clevis forming part of one end of a sheave, used for securing standing lines by means of a thimble
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]
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a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
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