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Carrick   Listen
noun
Carrick  n.  (Naut.) A carack. See Carack.
Carrick bend (Naut.), a kind of knot, used for bending together hawsers or other ropes.
Carrick bitts (Naut.), the bitts which support the windlass.






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"Carrick" Quotes from Famous Books



... in her for Greenock. We ran down the Irish coast, past Dunluce Castle and the Causeway; the Giant's organ was very plainly visible, and the winds were strong enough to have sounded a storm-song upon it. Farther on we had a distant view of Carrick-a-Rede, a precipitous rock, separated by a yawning chasm from the shore, frequented by the catchers of sea-birds. A narrow swinging bridge, which is only passable in calm weather, crosses this chasm, 200 feet above ...
— Views a-foot • J. Bayard Taylor

... touring properly, of course we should have been going to the Giant's Causeway and the swinging Bridge at Carrick-a-rede; but propriety is the last thing we aim at in our itineraries. We were within worshipping distance of two rather important shrines in our literary pilgrimage; for we had met a very knowledgeable traveller at the Sorley Boy, ...
— Penelope's Irish Experiences • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... Archibald; "there is some popular commotion, and as our Duke is in opposition to the court, perhaps we might be too well received; or they might take it in their heads to remember that the Captain of Carrick came down upon them with his Highlandmen in the time of Shawfield's mob in 1725, and then we would be too ill received.* And, at any rate, it is best for us, and for me in particular, who may be ...
— The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott



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