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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Keckle  \Kec"kle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Keckled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Keckling}.]  (Naut.) 
  To  wind  old  rope  around  as  a  cable,  to  preserve  its  surface 
  from  being  fretted,  or  to  wind  iron  chains  around  to  defend 
  from  the  friction  of  a  rocky  bottom,  or  from  the  ice.