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Origin of reef knot
Words nearby reef knot
Example sentences from the Web for reef knot
In large vessels it is usual to pass a ligature round the vessel and tie it with a reef-knot.
"Never knew a reef-knot to slip like that before," exclaimed Billy, regarding the trailing traces.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman
This is a term of derision when a reef-knot is crossed the wrong way, so as to be insecure.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
A squeeze of hands, with lingers entwined, tight as a reef-knot—then relaxed with reluctance—after which they separate.The Flag of Distress|Mayne Reid