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  • noun Plural form of marlinespike.


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  • The ensuing fight involved marlinespikes, and the memory made Moran queasy still.

    The Reign of Istar Weis, Margaret 1992

  • Some had armed themselves with tail-blocks, which they had routed out from somewhere; some carried marlinespikes; and others were balancing crowbars and pieces of old iron in their hands; whilst one or two had dragged to light some short lengths of chain, which, wielded by their sinewy arms, might prove formidable weapons of offence.

    The Rover's Secret A Tale of the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba Harry Collingwood 1886


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