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Brail

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Brailn. [OE. brayle furling rope, OF. braiol a band placed around the breeches, fr.F. braies, pl., breeches, fr. L. braca, bracae, breeches, a Gallic word; cf. Arm. bragez. Cf. Breeches.].
  •  A thong of soft leather to bind up a hawk's wing.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Ropes passing through pulleys, and used to haul in or up the leeches, bottoms, or corners of sails, preparatory to furling.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A stock at each end of a seine to keep it stretched.  [1913 Webster]
Brailv. t. 
     To haul up by the brails; -- used with up; as, to brail up a sail.  [1913 Webster]

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