• A sailor tries to stop the orang-outang hiding in the ship's rigging
    A sailor tries to stop the orang-outang hiding in the ship's rigging
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rigging formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel
    • n rigging gear consisting of ropes etc. supporting a ship's masts and sails
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On February 9, 1993, "Dateline NBC" was forced to publicly apologize, and NBC president Michael Gartner resigned for a scandal caused by "Dateline" rigging a GM truck with explosives to simulate a "scientific" crash-test demo.
    • n Rigging Dress; tackle; especially Naut, the ropes, chains, etc., that support the masts and spars of a vessel, and serve as purchases for adjusting the sails, etc. See Illustr. of Ship and Sails.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Thousands of people watched the Battle of Bunker Hill take place. People in the Boston area sat on rooftops, in trees, on church steeples, and in the rigging of ships in the harbor to watch the American revolutionaries battle the British.
    • n rigging A ridge, as of a house; also, a roof.
    • n rigging The ropes, chains, etc., which are employed to support and work all masts, yards, sails, etc., in a ship; tackle. Rigging is of two kinds: standing rigging, or rigging set up permanently, as shrouds, stays, backstays, etc.; and running rigging, which comprises all the ropes hauled upon to brace yards, make and take in sail, etc., such as braces, sheets, clue-lines, buntlines, and halyards. See cut under ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American sculptor, Alexander Calder, rigged the front door of his Paris apartment so that he could open it from his bathtub.
    • Rigging tackle: the system of cordage which supports a ship's masts and extends the sails: the roof
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand.; Norw. rigga, to bandage, to put on sails, rigg, rigging.


In literature:

We couldn't rig up the old awning again, but there's plenty of canvas to set up a little un.
"King o' the Beach" by George Manville Fenn
Go and get a dry rig.
"Menhardoc" by George Manville Fenn
Do you know, I planned the rigging-out of that boat so that she might go up big rivers in South America?
"Old Gold" by George Manville Fenn
Shall I send a man to lash you to the rigging?
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
A man was standing in the mizen rigging.
"James Braithwaite, the Supercargo" by W.H.G. Kingston
Her masts still stood, but several of her spars were shot away, and her rigging appeared a mass of wreck.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was a mercy that the three young gentlemen were holding on at the time to the weather rigging.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
They had, lastly, to rig their raft.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Tom immediately sprang into the rigging, and on looking out, he saw a whale spouting about a mile to windward.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Provided the ship is sound, and the rigging well set up, we have little dread of these vast waves.
"Charley Laurel" by W. H. G. Kingston
She gave a half-shriek of terror as she saw him, quick as lightning, gliding down the rigging.
"The Ferryman of Brill" by William H. G. Kingston
She was sloop-rigged, but seemed to be a vessel of some size.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
In some respects we were not much better off, and our rigging was so cut about that the ship was no longer manageable.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
While the captain was speaking Owen had gone forward, and was now making his way up the fore-rigging.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
We now had to ascend the topmost rigging to the cross-trees, where we were to stay till called down.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
She measured nearly eight hundred tons, was ship-rigged, and had been built many years.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Jack had climbed into the fore-rigging and was waving to us.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
For'ard now, and you, boys, go and ask the supercargo for some cloth to rig your girls out with.
"A Modern Buccaneer" by Rolf Boldrewood
Rig her as a cutter, boy.
"The Secret of the Sands" by Harry Collingwood
He is already in the rigging!
"Captain Kyd, Vol. II" by Joseph Holt Ingraham

In poetry:

Then Jamie, whase true heart was swallin' fu' big,
Said, "Ye maun come wi' us a bit doun the rig;
Whan awa', wi' gude health, fu' brawly we'll fen',
An' aft o' oor weelfare we'll gi'e ye to ken."
"Pairtin' An' Meetin'" by Janet Hamilton
I love to see the shaking twig
Dance till the shut of eve,
The sparrow on the cottage rig,
Whose chirp would make believe
That Spring was just now flirting by
In Summer's lap with flowers to lie.
"Autumn" by John Clare
Once it was a boat, quite wooden
and with no business, no salt water under it
and in need of some paint. It was no more
than a group of boards. But you hoisted her, rigged her.
She's been elected.
"The Kiss" by Anne Sexton
Or a man that played on a tin-whistle:
He looked as he'd taken a scarecrow's rig;
Playing and playing as though his mind
Could do nothing else but go to a jig,
And no one around him, little or big.
"Dublin Roads" by Padraic Colum
The night's a trifle chilly, and the stars are very bright,
A heavy dew is falling, but the fly is rigged aright;
You may rest your bones till morning, then if you chance to wake,
Give me a call about the time that daylight starts to break.
"Westward Ho!" by Harry Breaker Morant
Still the harbour gulls a-calling, calling all the night and day,
And the wind across the water singing just the same old way
As it used to in the rigging of a ship I used to know
Half across the world from England, many and many a year ago.
"Pacific Coast" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Buccaneer 's jack-up rig to leave by Oct 31.
In 1940, architect Franco Albini made a single model of his ship's rigging-like Veliero bookcase for his Milan home—where it eventually collapsed.
Use this rig to get chunked pieces of chum to bottom, where your baited hooks are.
The Salt Lake Tabernacle's One-Of-A-Kind Rigging.
Inspectors comb the Jersey Shore searching for rigged boardwalk games.
Oil rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana sends four people to hospital.
Shell cameras find no damage to rig.
For this job the Fairmount Sherpa was mobilized from Rio de Janeiro where the tug had delivered rig ODN TAY IV.
Drilling rig shelters from hurricane Sandy in Oak Bluffs Harbor.
Announces Rig Will Work Near Tyonek.
Another drilling rig is has arrived in Cook Inlet.
Apache Corporation announced Tuesday that a rig for their on shore location near Tyonek has arrived with plans to begin drilling in the fourth quarter.
This aerial photograph shows damage from an explosion and fire on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, La.
Buccaneer's jack-up rig to leave by Oct 31.
Buccaneer Energy's jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence will leave the Homer Deep Water Dock and Kachemak Bay by Oct 31, said Buccaneer vice president Mark Landt.

In science:

Moreover, we prove tha t the rig id graph isomorph ism prob lem can actua l ly be set in the reduced case o f the simp le group A2 n .
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
When the two graphs (V1 , E1 ) and (V2 , E2 ) are rig id i .e. do not have a non-trivia l automorph ism, there exists a reduction from the graph isomorph ism prob lem to a somewha t simp ler version of HSP.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
If both are not connected , then the ir comp lement graphs are connected and using these comp lement graphs instead changes ne i ther the answer to the graph au tomorph ism nor the rig id i ty o f the graphs.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
Spaces of entire functions of an infinite number of variables, connected with the rigging of a Fock space.
Generalized Appell Systems
The first two spaces are the rigged Hilbert spaces and the third is a two-dimensional Hilbert space.
An Operator Formulation of Classical Mechanics and Semiclassical Limit
More concretely, Hq and Hp are formally identical to the rigged Hilbert space of states which is used in nonrelativistic QM of a single particle with the one degree of freedom when spin is neglected.
An Operator Formulation of Classical Mechanics and Semiclassical Limit
This algebra and the appropriate eigenvectors are in the one-to-one correspondence with the standard formulation of QM (defined in a single rigged Hilbert space).
An Operator Formulation of Classical Mechanics and Semiclassical Limit
Gelfand justified the Dirac bra-ket formalism in the rigged Hilbert space.
Incomplete Delta Functions
This duality is related to a Gelfand triple [Gelfand(1964)] of (rigged) Hilbert spaces.
Representations of Coherent States in Non-orthogonal Bases
We define the rigging map η : D → D∗ ; f 7→ ZG The reason for restricting the domain of η to a dense subset D of H is that in general only then (3.4) defines an element of D∗ .
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
Indeed, it is almost true that T[s] coincides with the image of the rigging map η(Ts ) := Xϕ∈Diff (σ) if it was not for fact that Diff(σ) contains an uncountably infinite number of elements which have trivial action on any given s.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
However, as in LQC these solutions are not systematically derived from a rigging map which is why a physical inner product is currently missing for those solutions.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
The result is supposed to give a formula defining a rigging map.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
So, we are able now to construct different riggings of (L2 P ).
A note of spaces of test and generalized functions of Poisson white noise
Thus, the application of I to the rigging (2.7) gives P (E ′ )∗ ⊃ (L2 P ) ⊃ P (E ′ ).
A note of spaces of test and generalized functions of Poisson white noise