• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Wring-bolt a bolt with a ring or eye, used to secure a ship's planks against the frame till they are permanently fixed in place
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wringan, to twist; Dut. wringen, Ger. ringen. Cf. Wreak, Wry.


In literature:

Strong pieces of plank used with the wring-bolts.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana

In poetry:

My spirit yearns to bring
The lost ones back--yearns with desire intense,
And struggles hard to wring
Thy bolts apart, and pluck thy captives thence.
"The Past" by William Cullen Bryant