Nautical A short line attaching an upper corner of a sail to the yard.(noun)
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Use "earing" in a sentence
"The word earing is an obsolete Saxon term by which our translators have rendered the"
"One of the topmen, Tom Hansard, was at the weather yardarm, and had hold of the earing, which isn't a bit like those gold things our sisters wear in their ears, but is a long rope which helps to reef the sails."
"My belief about clone hosts is the gods sold individuals on this "clone host rotation", compelling people to believe that "earing" was the way."