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crampoons


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crampoons  \Cram*poons"\  (kr[a^]m*p[=oo]nz"),  n.  pl  [F.  crampon, 
  fr  OHG.  chramph  crooked;  akin  to  G.  krampf  cramp.  See 
  {Cramp},n.,  and  cf  {Crampon}.] 
  1.  A  clutch  formed  of  hooked  pieces  of  iron,  like  double 
  calipers,  for  raising  stones,  lumber,  blocks  of  ice,  etc 
 
  2.  Iron  instruments  with  sharp  points,  worn  on  the  shoes  to 
  assist  in  gaining  or  keeping  a  foothold. 




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