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Note to stanza
 klœr (f. pl.) ‘claws’: As a nautical term (sg. kló) the word is used with several meanings, namely (a) ‘an arm or fluke of an anchor’, (b) ‘an upper corner of a sail’, (c) ‘an arm (or arm of a bollard, krapti) extending above the side of a ship to tie a mooring-rope to’ and (d) ‘a loop for attaching a rope to the side of a sail’ (SnE 1998, II, 335). See Falk (1912, 24, 69). This heiti is not otherwise found in poetry as a nautical term.
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