Luff upon luff

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Luff upon luff a luff tackle attached to the fall of another luff tackle.
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Usage

In literature:

John Luff had an interview with Captain Bargood, and then told him of Will Laud's awkward situation upon the banks of the Orwell.
"The History of Margaret Catchpole" by Richard Cobbold
The breast-backstays are turned in upon blocks instead of dead-eyes, and set up with a luff purchase.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana
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