Sunday, May 22, 2016

hawseholes catholes

WotD: Hawser
What: Rope for mooring or typing ships. Big ones. Thick rope. Ones seen on the dockyard.
Hawsehole: Nub drilled in the hull for passing Hawser rope. aka Cat Hole ("you cat hole")
Hawsepiper: Seaman Officers who have "come up through the hawsehole" ie rags-to-richers

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