Seizings are a class of knots used to semi-permanently bind together two ropes, two parts of the same rope, or rope and another object. Akin to lashings, they use string or small-stuff to produce friction and leverage to immobilize larger ropes. Seizings are not recommended for heavy loads. ... Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seizing
Seiz'ing noun 1. The act of taking or grasping suddenly. 2. (Nautical) (a) The operation of fastening together or lashing. (b) The cord or lashing used for such fastening. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/56
When an aero-engine suddenly stops as a result of mechanical or lubrication breakdown so that the pistons fuse with the cylinder walls. Before the days of feathering propellers this trouble was usually disastrous, for the revolving blades would either tear the engine to pieces or out of the airframe.
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