Monkey-block

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Monkey-block a small swivel-block used in guiding running rigging
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old It. monicchio, dim. of Old It. monna, nickname for an old woman, an ape, contr. of It. madonna, mistress.

Usage

In literature:

The young engineer, closely followed by Bim, walked for several blocks without seeing or hearing anything of the runaway monkey.
"Raftmates" by Kirk Munroe
Knots of naked men were seen perched like monkeys on the granite blocks, anxiously watching their arrival.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In news:

Indian Larry Grease Monkey Block Party returns for Ninth annual bike fest.
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