Guess warp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Guess warp (Naut) A rope or hawser by which a vessel is towed or warped along; -- so called because it is necessary to guess at the length to be carried in the boat making the attachment to a distant object.
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Usage

In literature:

Little I guessed how all the warp and woof of that man-world was entangled with alcohol.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
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In news:

Guess engaging warp on the NCC-1701-D can be quite the colorful, uh, trip.
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