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I.a reefing rope, reef, Od., where the κάλοι are distinguished from πόδες (sheets) and ὑπέραι (braces); κάλως ἐξι_έναι to let out the reefs, i. e. to set all sail, Eur.; metaph., ἐχθροὶ γὰρ ἐξίασι πάντα δὴ κάλων are letting out every reef, i. e. using every effort, id=Eur.; φόνιον ἐξίει κάλων give a loose to slaughter, id=Eur.; so, πάντα ἐξιέναι κάλων Ar.
II.generally, a rope, line, κάλων κατιέναι to let down a sounding-line, Hdt.
2.a cable, id=Hdt.; πρυμνήτης κ. a stern cable, Eur.; ἀπὸ κάλω παραπλεῖν to be towed along shore, Thuc.

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