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A means of hauling up or lowering a cask or other cylindrical object where it is not possible to use a purchase. The middle of a length of rope is passed round a bitt, bollard, or any convenient post and the two ends are led under the two quarters of the object to be hoisted or lowered and are brought back over it. The cask is hoisted by hauling away on the ends or lowered by lowering away on them.

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Subjects: Maritime History — Warfare and Defence.


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