Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Marry

Clutching two parallel lines together in your hands and pressing them together, using the friction between the lines to hold them fast. When the ship's berthing hawsers are doubled-up, the second hawser is "married" to the first while a seaman takes turns on the bollard.

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01

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