Origin of ratline
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How to use ratline in a sentence
In walking along her gun-deck, he accidentally ran against a ratline, by which one of her starboard guns was discharged.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
A piece of small ratline was fixed to the slings, with the handlead made fast to it so that it would sink.The Book of the Bush|George Dunderdale
A musket-ball carried away a ratline above his head, just as he reached forward.Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812|James Barnes
A sailor came slipping down the ratline one night, as though something had happened, and the sailors cried, "What's the matter?"The Wedding Ring|T. De Witt Talmage
You will soon have furled your last sail, and run up the last ratline, and weathered the last gale, and made the last voyage.Around The Tea-Table|T. De Witt Talmage