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An old word to describe that part of a ship's company who formed the port watch, which obviously derived from larboard.Larbolins stout, you must turn out,And sleep no more within,For if you do, we'll cut your clue,And let starbolins in.The ‘clues’ in this context are the nettles which support a slung hammock.

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