Cat-harping

• (n.) One of the short ropes or iron cramps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts so a to give freer sweep to the yards.
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Cat-harping

Cat'-harp`ing noun (Nautical) One of the short ropes or iron cramps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts so a to give freer sweep to the yards.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/37
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