selvagee

selvagee

(ˈsɛlvədʒiː; ˌsɛlvəˈdʒiː)
n
rope wound round and used as straps or stoppers on ships
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projectile is then collected from the top of the shell lift, automatic gas-check (dual purpose driving band) attached, fuzed if a shell (common or shrapnel), hooked up to a special lever trolley by selvagee (sling), run around the outside cast iron tramway to the cradle, fuze set, and projectile laid in the cradle by tilting the long lever handle of the trolley.
For this to succeed the height of the trolley lifting arm and length of selvagee were critical so as not to foul the edge of the cradle.