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BOWLINE (a word found in most Teutoni...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 344 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BOWLINE (a word found in most Teutonic languages, probably connected with the " bow " of a ship), a nautical term for a rope leading from the edge of a sail to the bows, for the purpose of steadying the sail when sailing close to the wind—" on a bowline."
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