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post #5 of Old 02-10-2014
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Re: Warps?

WARP - " A rope or light HAWSER attached to a KEDGE ANCHOR or fixed object and used for pulling on in order to move a ship from one place to another in a harbor, road or river. A rope used to secure a vessel to a QUAY or to another vessel"

from 'A Sea of Words' - A Lexicon and Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales
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