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1    a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom  
2    the framework erected over an oil well to enable drill tubes to be raised and lowered  
3    to raise or lower the jib of (a crane)  
     (C17 (in the sense: gallows): from Derrick, name of a celebrated hangman at Tyburn)  
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derris, dermic, Derrida, decrier

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line used to secure a sail when stowing it to the yard or boom, or any line used to lash items on a ship
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