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(←) n general term for fish net, grapnel dragged along the bottom.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
They slept fairly and, at daybreak, got up the grapnel and hoisted the sail again.Under Wellington's Command|G. A. Henty
Or, by the accidental use of a grapnel, they would chance to fish up some bottles of valuable "bay-oil" from the bottom.
I found landing impracticable and therefore came to a grapnel, in hopes of their coming to us, for we had passed several fires.
Our grapnel was foul but Providence here assisted us; the fluke broke and we got to our oars and pulled to sea.