Tripping line

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tripping line (Naut) a small rope attached to the topgallant or royal yard, used to trip the yard, and in lowering it to the deck; also, a line used in letting go the anchor.
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Usage

In literature:

Some women drew a washing-line across the street to trip him.
"Lysbeth" by H. Rider Haggard
In one of his trips back along the line, Charley came to a stump that was ablaze.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
The competing American Pacific mail line under the act of March 3, 1891, receives only $6,389 per round trip.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
My first trip to the front line was into a trench full of dead.
"Carry On" by Coningsby Dawson
Fishing on this ground is by hand line and trawl by small boats and sloops, with an occasional trip by larger vessels in winter.
"Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine" by Walter H. Rich
His job was to keep an eye on this end, but he was commissioned also to make a trip over to the county line.
"The Bells of San Juan" by Jackson Gregory
For our lined up trip, we ought to leave in about twenty minutes.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
A few nights later we made another trip to the front lines, and this was disastrous for No.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
Davy hurried out to join his friend in their planned trip to the B-line ranch.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
The French Line was selected by the sponsor for the trip as being the safest route and somewhat as a compliment to the French nation.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
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In poetry:

"It treated me reel mean, that wound uv mine;
It 'ealed too quick, considerin' me state.
An' 'ere I am, back in the firin' line
Gamblin' wiv Fate.
It's like two-up: I'm 'eadin' 'em this trip;
But Iookin', day be day, to pass the kip.
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis

In news:

Quick fly line fixes that save a trip and your hard-earned money.
I'm one in a long line of Irishmen who made the trip.
One-Track Trips: UP North Line.
Fiddle virtuoso Natalie MacMaster walked the line between tradition and a high-energy performance during her return trip Saturday night to The Egg 's Hart Theatre and excelled on both counts.
Making a trip to North Korea — a hard-line communist country that might be the most isolated spot in the world — wasn't something Wilmington Islander Ken Rimes expected or particularly wanted to do during his lifetime.
DART survey shows DART Green Line makes trips easier.
This idiot youth hockey coach actually gets caught on film tripping a 13 year old opposing player, IN THE HANDSHAKE LINE.
A tiring trip through autograph lines with Joe Flacco.
Forrest's Taylor Gentry (14) was the happy recipient of a once in a lifetime trip to the free throw line in the fourth quarter of the Rockets' 56-35 win over Gordonsville at the Eagleville Christmas Classic.
Wes Berry takes us on a trip to Mammoth Cave Adventures for some zip lining, big swinging and horseback riding action.
The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority announced Tuesday (10/23) that it has partnered with Google Maps in developing an on-line trip planning tool.
MINNEAPOLIS — Lower ridership numbers has prompted the Metropolitan Council to reduce the Northstar Commuter Rail Line fares by a dollar per trip starting August First.
When he made the turn onto the straightaway, the former North Carolina A&T track star rallied to hit the line in second place and remain alive for a trip to the 2012 Olympics in London, England.
State titles and trips to the regional finals on the line for local schools.
On "The Afterlife," an African-pop-flavored standout from his 12th solo album, Paul Simon describes the wait at the Pearly Gates like it's a trip to traffic court, all long lines, mumbled excuses and jokey asides.
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In science:

The time for light to circulate through the ring is the cavity round-trip time τR = 202 ns, and the delay time in the coupling and self feedback lines is a second delay τd = 45 ns.
Isochronal synchronization of delay-coupled systems
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