one of the small ropes connected to the leech of a sail for attracting the sail in or up.
a little net for attracting fish from a trap or a more substantial web into a boat.
a little rope always truss up sails
A thong of smooth leather to bind up a hawk's wing.
Ropes moving through pulleys, and regularly haul in or up the leeches, bottoms, or sides of sails, preparatory to furling.
A stock at each and every end of a seine to keep it stretched.
Naut., certainly one of specific ropes made fast toward after-leech of a fore-and-aft sail, and led through blocks regarding the mast or gaff right down to the deck, to aid in taking-in the sail; a rope made fast to your head of a jib for an identical purpose.
In falconry: an item of fabric always bind up a hawk's wing.
[⟨ F. brayeul, “the components or feathers towards Hauks fundament, known as by our falconers the brayl in a shortwinged as well as the pannel in a long-winged hauk” (Cotgrave).] The mass of feathers about a hawk's fundament; the crissum of a falcon.
A section of a log-raft, six which make a typical tow.