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Definition of the noun ratline
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noun - plural: ratlines
- (nautical) a small horizontal rope between the shrouds of a sailing ship; they form a ladder for climbing aloft
Alternative definition of the noun ratline
- [nautical] The cross ropes between the shrouds, which form a net like ropework, allowing sailors to climb up towards the top of the mast.
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Wives and Warriors (1997)
Women and the Military in the United States and Canada by Laurie Lee Weinstein, Christie C. White
The Ratline is the umbilical cord connected to monstrous mothers, who "teach" the Rat babies how to sleep, eat, talk, walk, within a hierarchical enmeshment that one can't break. But the power of juniors and sophomores is subordinate to the ...
The Explainer (2004)
by Slate Magazine
Ratline is a nautical term, referring to small lengths of horizontal cord that run between the shrouds, several strong ropes that affix the top of a mast to the vessel's sides. The ratlines serve as crude ladder rungs, allowing the crew to scale the ...
God's Bankers (2015)
A History of Money and Power at the Vatican by Gerald Posner
*Ratline is a sixteenth-century nautical word referring to crude ladders on the sides of ships made from strips of rope.
An Aristotelian Approach by Mary Michael Spangler
Every ratline is a piece of tarred rope. . Not every separation is painful. . Every stone is nonmetallic mineral matter. . No tweezers are sterilized. EXERCISE 3 If possible, convert the following propositions. 1. . 207 .
Violence Void Visualization by Michael Elm, Kobi Kabalek, Julia B. Köhne
RATLINE is a recent entry in this litany of splatter horror, hardly what one would describe as 'highbrow' cinema. Nevertheless, as the film suggests, just when the American public seems to have grown tired of goose-stepping ghouls and moved ...
Plymouth Products (1914)
by Plymouth Cordage Company
PLYMOUTH HEMP RATLINE is a rope varying in size from 6-thread up to 24- thread. The lay is the regular lay of our Hemp Rope and the number of strands three. Coils measure 200 fathons (1200 feet). Ratline was originally used for the cross ...
by Robert Michael, Philip Rosen
RATLINE. Post- World War II organization for the escape of Nazi war criminals from Europe. It was an informal secret association of Catholic clergy and Vatican officials with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, an intelligence gathering unit that ...
Originally Published as ÒFrom Keel to TruckÓ by Captain Heinrich Paasch
Raft » saving—Rasp » wood— Ratline; Ratline stuff Rave-hook; ...
by Paul R. Bartrop, Michael Dickerman
Overall, Hudal's ratline was relatively small-scale compared to larger operations. The major Roman ratline was operated by a small but significant network of Croatian priests, members of the Franciscan order, and led by Father Krunoslav ...
Chambers's English Dictionary, Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological, with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c (1893)
by William Chambers
RATLINE, RATLIN, ratslin, RATTLING, ratling, ing the shrouds and forming the steps of the rigging of ships. RAT'S - BANE, ratz' - bān, n. Poison for rats: arsenious acid. RAT-TAIL, rat'-täl, adj. Like a rat's tail in form, as a round, thin file. RATTAN ...
The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler
ratlin, ratline, ratling. The derivation is uncertain; but the last syllable probably contains neither the word line nor the participle ...
warp 05brace,cable,lasso, noose,widdy 06bridle, halter,hawser, hobble, lariat, runner, strand, string,tackle, tether 07 bobstay, bowline, cordage, cringle, halyard, lanyard, lashing, marline,mooring, outhaul, painter, ratline 08buntline, clewline ...
ratline — An organized effort for moving personnel and/or material by clandestine means across a denied area or border.
by Philip D. Morehead
gangway; anchor, bower, fluke, hook, barb, shank, grapnel, kedge, sea anchor, anchor chock; backstay, becket, bight, block, bobstay, buntline, hawser, halyard, heaving line, spring line, lanyard, ratline, mainstay, vang, warp, shroud, burton, ...
by Timothy Zurick
ratline An organized effort for clandestine cross -border ...
A Corrupt Tree: An Encyclopaedia of Crimes committed by the Church of Rome against Humanity and the Human Spirit (2014)
Vatican Ratline: The Vatican, the Nazis, and the New World Order (BookSurge, 2007) Maxwell-Stuart, P G. Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St Peter to the Present (London: Thames & Hudson, 1997) ...
by Paul Zollo
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Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)
by Nila Gott
rope _ RATLINE nautilus _ MOLLUSK, ARGONAUT Nautilus Captain _ NEMO Navajo hut _ HOGAN naval (pert to) clerk _ YEOMAN hero _ DALE, PERRY, DECATUR officer _ ENS, BOSUN Navarro of the silents _ RAMON navigation system ...
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Scrabble value of R1A1T1L1I1N1E1
The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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