Definition of Life line
1. Noun. A crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live.
Generic synonyms: Crease, Crinkle, Furrow, Line, Seam, Wrinkle
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Literary usage of Life line
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"By degrees the recruits are made to scale story after story, to use the life-line, to man the jumping- net while a dummy is thrown from a fifth or ..."
2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1900)
"Should a torpedo attack be contemplated, the vessel would probably be stripped of all fittings: boat davits, torpedo davits, awning and life-line stanchions ..."
3. The Story of the Hymns and Tunes by Hezekiah Butterworth, Theron Brown (1906)
"Throw out the Life-line across the dark wave, There is a brother whom some one ... Throw out the Life-line with hand quick and strong! Why do you tarry, ..."
4. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1872)
"If the diver from any cause is unable to ascend the ladder and wishes to be pulled up, he gives four sharp pulls on the life-line, [f while being hauled up ..."
5. Shakers of Ohio: Fugitive Papers Concerning the Shakers of Ohio, with by John Patterson MacLean (1907)
"It will be noticed that the life line indicates that old age is not due to a ... To prove that Shaker life conduces to longevity, the life line should be ..."
6. Darkness and Daylight, Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1900)
"The life-line gun or carbine throws a projectile to which a cord is attached, with which the endangered person can haul up the stout life-line tied to it. ..."