Definition of Graplin
1. a grapnel [n -S] - See also: grapnel
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Literary usage of Graplin
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Tragedy of the Seas; Or, Sorrow on the Ocean, Lake, and River, from by Charles Ellms (1841)
"At 8 in the morning, it being impossible to heave to, I made the vessel fast to one of them; but scarcely had the men, who went to fix the graplin, ..."
2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"Having therefore placed boats with flags at a graplin under the edges of the shoals, I led in with the Acasta, followed by the Penelope and transports, ..."
3. Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania: From the Organization to by Pennsylvania Provincial Council (1840)
"one graplin, (being the residue of the Goods saved out of the foresaid Vessels & here imported) in the Hands of sundry persons in the City of Philada., ..."
4. A Narrative of Voyages and Commercial Enterprises by Richard Jeffry Cleveland (1843)
"The breeze then left us, and having a contrary current, we let run the graplin, in twenty fathoms ; and lay till five PM, when there came a light breeze ..."
5. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts by Colonial Society of Massachusetts (1910)
"... by this time the Rafts had burnt out, a boat was then sent from each Ship with a graplin & Chain to fasten to one end of the Raft and through it length ..."