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noun as in gear

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The show will feature an international troop that will perform aerial ballet from riggings set in Hook Hall’s ceilings.

Both ships’ rigging had taken extensive damage, though El Almirante had the worst of it.

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Even if Frank’s analysis were not obvious question-begging, there’s no evidence of any effort to do the sort of rigging that he alleges.

Crew members complained about the birds’ “boldness and rapacity,” and a lookout was posted to prevent them from picking apart the ship’s rigging.

There were reports of rigging, fraud and the use of violence to influence voting.

“People are really upset and motivated by the idea that the wealthy are rigging the game in their favor,” he said.

Children have fantasy lives so rich and combustible that rigging them with lies is like putting a propeller on a rocket.

And with a history of elections marred by rigging, voters were particularly sensitive and vocal about hints of irregularities.

The group is threatening to stage rallies if Shafiq wins—a victory that will undoubtedly bring charges of vote-rigging.

They nodded at each other when they met, and the gray man showed him a little ship with rigging that took up and down.

But she told them all the helpful things she could about setting up the radio paraphernalia and rigging the wires.

The captain immediately went on deck, and Neptune hailed from the fore part of the rigging, "What ship?"

The wind whistled terribly through the rigging of the great ships, and the moorings and fenders creaked and grated.

Look at Farragut in the Civil War, facing death in the rigging that he might see the enemy!


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rigging, such as: apparatus, equipment, and implements.

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