Nettles
Nettles Net"tles, n. pl. [See {Knittle}.] (Naut.) (a) The halves of yarns in the unlaid end of a rope twisted for pointing or grafting. (b) Small lines used to sling hammocks under the deck beams. (c) Reef points. [1913 Webster]

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