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for To haul home the sheets of a sail
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Home \Home\, adv.
1. To one's home or country; as in the phrases, go home, come
home, carry home.
2. Close; closely.
How home the charge reaches us, has been made out.
They come home to men's business and bosoms.
3. To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to
the full length; as, to drive a nail home; to ram a
Wear thy good rapier bare and put it home. --Shak.
Note: Home is often used in the formation of compound words,
many of which need no special definition; as,
home-brewed, home-built, home-grown, etc.
To bring home. See under Bring.
To come home.
(a) To touch or affect personally. See under Come.
(b) (Naut.) To drag toward the vessel, instead of holding
firm, as the cable is shortened; -- said of an anchor.
To haul home the sheets of a sail (Naut.), to haul the
clews close to the sheave hole. --Totten.
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