In close reefing, pass your earing under the yard, up abaft and over, and down through the cringle.
cringle—An eye worked in the bolt rope of a sail for a small line to pass through.
Aaron looked at me with one of his quizzical grins; "cringle, my darling, do you keep these Logs still?"
cringle, kring′gl, n. a small piece of rope worked into the bolt-rope of a sail, and containing a metal ring or thimble.
But just at this instant, jack strikes out, with "cringle, order me a tumbler—something hot—I don't care what it is."
At length this said officer addressed me, "Captain cringle, do me the honour to take wine."
So did we, and, further, ran a line from the cringle in her foresail to the weather rigging.
This is placed on the upper side of the gaff, to pass the outer earing round from the cringle.
A rope rove through the cringle of a sail, for hauling in, so as to lace on a bonnet.
Beg pardon Mr. Splinter, but if you will spare Mr. cringle on the forecastle an hour, until the moon rises.