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Alew vs. Clew

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  • Alew (noun)

    A cry of despair.

  • Clew (noun)

    A roughly spherical mass or body.

  • Clew (noun)

    A ball of thread or yarn.

  • Clew (noun)

    Yarn or thread as used to guide one's way through a maze or labyrinth; a guide, a clue.

  • Clew (noun)

    The lower corner(s) of a sail to which a sheet is attached for trimming the sail (adjusting its position relative to the wind); the metal loop or cringle in the corner of the sail, to which the sheet is attached. The trailing corner relative to the wind direction.

  • Clew (noun)

    The sheets so attached to a sail.

  • Clew (noun)

    The cords suspending a hammock.

  • Clew (verb)

    to roll into a ball

  • Clew (verb)

    (transitive and intransitive) to raise the lower corner(s) of (a sail)

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  • Alew (noun)

    Halloo.

  • Clew (noun)

    A ball of thread, yarn, or cord; also, The thread itself.

  • Clew (noun)

    That which guides or directs one in anything of a doubtful or intricate nature; that which gives a hint in the solution of a mystery.

  • Clew (noun)

    A lower corner of a square sail, or the after corner of a fore-and-aft sail.

  • Clew

    To direct; to guide, as by a thread.

  • Clew

    To move of draw (a sail or yard) by means of the clew garnets, clew lines, etc.; esp. to draw up the clews of a square sail to the yard.

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