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n. Nautical
1. A binding of multiple turns of thread or light line around a rope, as to keep it from unlaying.
2. The lighter line so used.
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(Nautical Terms) nautical a binding used for holding together two ropes, two spars, etc, esp by lashing with a separate rope
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(ˈsi zɪŋ)

1. the act of a person or thing that seizes.
a. the binding or fastening of large rope by multiple turns of smaller cordage.
b. the smaller cordage so used.
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  • acatalepsy - Greek for "not thoroughly seizing" or "incomprehensibility."
  • rapine - Means "the act or practice of seizing and taking away by force the property of others."
  • ravishing - Can mean "seizing on prey."
  • hend, hent - To hend is to seize or take; hent is the act of seizing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seizing - small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes togetherseizing - small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together
small stuff - any light rope used on shipboard
2.seizing - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)seizing - the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
clutch, clutches, grip, hold, clasp, clench, grasp - the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
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Therefore, he who considers both of these states will recognize great difficulties in seizing the state of the Turk, but, once it is conquered, great ease in holding it.
I will take care and eat enough to last me both today and tomorrow." While he was congratulating himself and wagging his tail to convey his pleasure to his friend, the Cook saw him moving about among his dishes and, seizing him by his fore and hind paws, bundled him without ceremony out of the window.
But hereupon a fierce contest rose among them, concerning feet and inches; they cracked each other's sconces with their yard-sticks -- the great skull echoed --and seizing that lucky chance, I quickly concluded my own admeasurements.
"Aye, Master Marner, what do you want wi' me?" said Jem, trembling a little, and seizing his drinking-can as a defensive weapon.