Choose the most appropriate answer for each question.
Question 1 :
After the holy-stone, comes the squill-gee; a wooden instrument like a hoe, but with a face, broad and flat, and lined with leather: the decks are partly dried with it; and the operation is completed by the swabs, articles formed by tying a number of loose _____ together, now dashed, by their handles, with violence about the deck.
Question 2 :
That concertina was a wonder in its way. The handles that was on it first was wore out long ago, and he'd made new ones of braided rope ____. And the bellows was patched in more places than a cranberry picker's overalls.
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