Definition of Rattline
1. ratline [n -S] - See also: ratline
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Literary usage of Rattline
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1. A Compendium of Molesworth's Marathi and English Dictionary by James Thomas Molesworth, Baba Padmanji (1863)
"IST^STT A loud rattline. 2 fig. L'tter emptiness (one's purse, of a well, &c.): utter want (of money, &c). n. Dry and hard : stiff and hard from dryness. ..."
2. A manual for naval cadets by John McNeill Boyd (1860)
"An occasional one, a catch rattline, is carried to the after swifter. ... If on splicing the eye the rattline be a little too long, and the rope has been ..."
3. A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: From the Year After the by James Edwin Thorold Rogers, Arthur George Liddon Rogers (1882)
"... white rattline, white marlyne, trussing cord, and breeching rope. They are all as a rule bought by the hundred ; though sometimes the stone of seven ..."
4. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"Oh, but it 's not with nails, you know," said the anxious Larry, " it 's only stun'sail booms and capstan bars, and rattline stuff, and all that ! " "Only! ..."
5. General Joseph Wheeler and the Army of the Tennessee by John Witherspoon Du Bose (1912)
"The general, in elation, threw his clenched fist upon the board, rattline the dishes: "T've got Joe Johnston dead! Now we will ride and tell Tom. ..."