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 for Cringle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cringle \Crin"gle\ (kr[i^][ng]"g'l), n. [Icel. kringla orb; akin
     to kring around, and to D. kring circle, and to E. cringe,
     1. A withe for fastening a gate.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Naut.) An iron or pope thimble or grommet worked into or
        attached to the edges and corners of a sail; -- usually in
        the plural. The cringles are used for making fast the
        bowline bridles, earings, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole
           to permit the attachment of cords or lines [syn: cringle,
           eyelet, loop, grommet, grummet]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "cringle":
     air hole, armhole, blowhole, boltrope, bullet-hole, bunghole,
     canvas, clew, cloth, crowd of sail, deadeye, earing, eye, eyelet,
     foot, fore-and-aft sail, gasket, grommet, guide, head, keyhole,
     knothole, leech, loop, loophole, luff, manhole, mousehole, muslin,
     peephole, pigeonhole, pinhole, placket, placket hole, plain sail,
     porthole, press of sail, punch-hole, rag, reduced sail, reef point,
     reefed sail, sail, spiracle, square sail, tap, vent, venthole

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