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thimble
(english) Metal ring, with concave side into which a rope may be spliced, or seized. Usually of galvanised iron, steel, brass, or gunmetal.
cosse
(french) Pièce métallique, généralement en forme de couer ou d'anneau, comportant à son pourtour une gorge destinée à recevoir le cordage. Sert à protéger un oeil épissé quand on le fixe avec une manille.

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