Catharpin

Catharpin

[kat-hahr-pin]
Catharpin is a nautical term, which is often pronounced cat-harping. It describes one of the short ropes or iron cramps used to brace in the shrouds toward the masts so as to give a freer sweep to the yards. It is also the name of a small, few-store settlement in Virginia, north of Manassas battlefield.

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