(bŭnt′lĭn, -līn′)
Any of a set of ropes used for lifting the foot of a square sail as it is hauled up for furling.

[bunt + line.]
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(ˈbʌntlɪn; -ˌlaɪn)
(Nautical Terms) nautical one of several lines fastened to the foot of a square sail for hauling it up to the yard when furling
[C17: from bunt2 + line1]
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(ˈbʌnt lɪn, -ˌlaɪn)

one of the ropes attached to the foot of a square sail to haul it up to the yard for furling.
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All hands obeyed, and at once the eight or ten seamen who composed the crew, sprang to their respective stations at the spanker brails and outhaul, topsail sheets and halyards, the jib downhaul, and the topsail clewlines and buntlines. The young sailor gave a look to see that his orders were promptly and accurately obeyed, and then turned again to the owner.
The .256 was at least prototyped by Colt--in 1963 they produced a brochure showing four .256 sixguns--a Colt SAA, a Buntline Special and a Python, all priced at $125 each, plus their $89-95 .357 Magnum.
While we are on the subject of Traditions Single Actions, I recently had a chance to try out one of their Pietta-manufactured .45 Buntline Specials.
Finally, thanks to a writer with a pen name of Ned Buntline and his book Scouts of the Prairie, he had his Buffalo Bill Wild West show from 1883 and until his death in 1917.
This year the Happy Trails Children's Foundation is honoring Hugh O'Brian as television's Wyatt Earp and Ned Buntline, writer and publisher of 19th-century dime novels, by giving away a pair of special single-action revolvers.
Photos introduce the reader to historical figures--Ned Buntline, Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull--and insert their lives into the legendary traveling show.
He also owned Ned Buntline, sent off favourite, to finish fourth in 2014.
And he gets the vote to beat John Oxx's Awesome Star and Ned Buntline, better known as a chaser.
e sport's nest exponent retires at the end of the season when he will be crowned champion jockey for the 20th consecutive season He could not bow out at the home of National Hunt racing on a winner, although he did give his supporters brief hope before nishing fourth on Ned Buntline in the race named in his honour, the A.P.
AP's last ride will no doubt be backed off the boards and bookies will be reaching for a Ned Buntline if the champ pulls off a Hollywood finale to his Festival career.
* The 19-times title winnerhas five rides, with him signing off at the Festival aboard Ned Buntline, while his Gold Cup mount Carlingford Lough will be massively popular, a fact that has the auld enemy twitching nervously as they stroke their satchels.
As the detailed chronology included in this edition makes clear, by 1879 Cody had already appeared as a hero in dime novelist Ned Buntline's Buffalo Bill, King of the Border Men and as an actor in melodramas based loosely on his own life.