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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Carline  \Car"line\,  Carling  \Car"ling\n.  [Cf.  F.  carlingur  Sp 
  Pg.,  &  It  carlinga.]  (Naut.) 
  A  short  timber  running  lengthwise  of  a  ship,  from  one 
  transverse  desk  beam  to  another;  also  one  of  the  cross 
  timbers  that  strengthen  a  hath;  --  usually  in  pl