carling definition

  • noun:
    • the brief timbers working fore-and-aft that link the transverse beams giving support to the deck of a ship.
    • a bit of squared wood fitted fore-and-aft amongst the deck beams of a wooden ship to present help the deck planking.
    • alternate as a type of carlin (old lady)
    • Alternative form of treatment, utilized in Carling Sunday or Care Sunday.
    • The Sunday before Palm Sunday; the 5th Sunday in Lent, commonly known as Passion Sunday. It had been a vintage custom for eating a particular particular peas thereon time.
    • [l. c] plural The peas consumed on Passion Sunday; “grey peas steeped all-night in water, and deep-fried overnight in butter” (Brockett).
    • See carline.

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