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throat seizing

Origin of throat seizing
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A throat seizing, where rigging is turned in, is passed and made fast like the preceding, there being no cross turns.

    The Seaman's Friend Richard Henry Dana
  • Still another eye which at times will be useful is the "throat seizing," shown in Fig. 95.

    Knots, Splices and Rope Work

    A. Hyatt Verrill

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