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1 The name given to the groove cut in the shell of a wooden block in which the strop is passed. Blocks are stropped with an eye or hook at the top so that they can be used wherever necessary, and the score prevents the strop from slipping off the shell of the block. Similarly it is the groove cut round the body of a deadeye for the same reason.

2 The space vacated in a rope when unlaying a strand in the course of making a long splice is also known as a score.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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