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n. pl.1.(Naut.) The small transverse ropes attached to the shrouds and forming the steps of a rope ladder.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Like a sailor shinning up the ratlins during a squall Jerry mounted to his professional seat.
Twelve months prior, the setting had recently implemented a comprehensive version of DBT for an inpatient setting, following the DBT manual for suicidal adolescents authored by Miller, Ratlins, and Linehan (2007).