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n. A small cord, a line, a twine, or a slender strip of leather, or other substance, used for binding together, fastening, or tying things; a cord, larger than a thread and smaller than a rope; as, a shoe string; a bonnet string; a silken string. A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence, a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if so arranged; a succession; a concatenation; a chain; as, a string of shells or beads; a string of dried apples; a string of houses; a string of arguments. A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together. The cord of a musical instrument, as of a piano, harp, or violin; specifically the stringed instruments of an orchestra, in distinction from the wind instruments; as, the strings took up the theme. The line or cord of a bow. A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root. A nerve or tendon of an animal body.


 - (Shipbuilding) An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on ...

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