v rappel. To descend from a cliff on a rope. Or from something else. Really it’s just about descending on a rope. Ignore the part about cliffs. I’ll probably take it out later. [Note to self: Take out the stuff about cliffs. Not relevant] The word is apparently derived from the German abseilen, meaning simply “to rope down.” Those crazy Germans and their crazy language.

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pitch, potholing, conkers, draughts

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