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Galusha, of course, would have rigged me up like the Queen of Sheba, if he had had his way.

"I rigged that canvas on the oar as soon as possible," I answered.

She's rigged out like a real peacock; and her face is painted, too.

On the bench, stout-hulled and bravely masted, was a bark to be rigged.

They'd rigged up a battering-ram and allowed they meant to smash in our front door.

They've rigged up a couple of hospitals, and it's nearer than camp.

The children return from Box Hill, and are rigged out for church.

The boatswain had rigged it completely, so that it was ready at once to set up.

We rigged that taakul you see aloft, and jettisoned all the cargo we could get at.

Having put a sling on the box, he rigged a purchase, and hoisted it out of the cabin.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., originally nautical, "to fit with sails," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish, Norwegian rigge "to equip," Swedish rigga "to rig, harness"), though these may be from English; perhaps ultimately from PIE *reig- "to bind." Slang meaning "to pre-arrange or tamper with results" is attested from 1938, perhaps a different word, from rig (n.) "a trick, swindle, scheme" (1775), earlier "sport, banter, ridicule" (1725), of unknown origin. Also there is rig (v.) "ransack" from 1560s, likewise of unknown origin. Related: Rigged; rigging.

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