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chained_bear commented on the word woolders
"Woolders, single and double handed, in rope-making, are sticks about 3 feet long, and 4 inches in circumference, with straps of rope-yarn made fast, to fix on the rope and assist the men at the hooks in closing the rope.
"Woolding is also the rope employed in this service."
—Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 635
October 12, 2008