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 for running rigging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rigging \Rig"ging\, n.
     Dress; tackle; especially (Naut.), the ropes, chains, etc.,
     that support the masts and spars of a vessel, and serve as
     purchases for adjusting the sails, etc. See Illustr. of
     Ship and Sails.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Running rigging (Naut.), all those ropes used in bracing
        the yards, making and shortening sail, etc., such as
        braces, sheets, halyards, clew lines, and the like.
  
     Standing rigging (Naut.), the shrouds and stays.
        [1913 Webster]

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