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The Sailor's Word-Book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including ...
William Henry Smyth
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abaft admiralty anchor ancient angle Anglo-Saxon applied archaism arms backstays beam block boat body bolt-rope bolted boom bottom bowline bowsprit cable called canvas capstan captain cargo carry casks coast command crew deck distance duty ecliptic fastened feet fire fish fitted fleet fore forecastle formerly fortification gale gunwale harbour haul head heaving hoisted holes hook horizon iron keel land lower mainsail man-of-war marine mast means motion name given nautical nautical star naval naval architecture navigation navy oakum oars officer old term old word passing planks port prevent rabbet reef rigging river rope round royal royal navy rudder running rigging sail scarphed seamen secured ship ship's side shore shot spar square standing stars staysails stern Synonymous tack tackle tide timber topmast upper usually vessel voyage weather whale wind windlass windward wood yards
Page 75 - The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water ; the poop was beaten gold, Purple the sails, and so perfumed that The winds were love-sick with them, the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.
Page 601 - I'll read, his for his love." XXXIII Full many a glorious morning have I seen Flatter the mountain-tops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy; Anon permit the basest clouds to ride With ugly rack on his celestial face, And from the forlorn world his visage hide, Stealing unseen to west with this disgrace.
Page 313 - To frap a ship (ceintrer un vaisseau) is to pass four or five turns of a large cablelaid rope round the hull or frame of a ship, to support her in a great storm, or otherwise, when it is apprehended that she is not strong enough to resist the violent efforts of the sea. This expedient, however, is rarely put in practice.
Page 245 - DISPART, the difference between the semidiameter of the base ring, at the breech of a gun, and that of the ring at the swell of the muzzle. On account of the dispart, the line of aim...
Page 285 - FID. A square bar of wood or iron, with a shoulder at one end, used to support the weight of the topmast when erected at the head of the lower mast...
Page 156 - All other Crimes not capital, committed by any Person or Persons in the Fleet, which are not mentioned in this Act, or for which no Punishment is hereby directed to be inflicted, shall be punished according to the Laws and Customs in such Cases used at Sea.
Page 307 - VoKEfont, in ship-building, a piece of timber which terminates the keel at the fore-end ; it is connected by a scarf to the extremity of the keel, and the other end of it which is incurvated upwards into a sort of knee, is attached to the lower end of the stem ; it is also called a gripe.
Page 118 - ... in safety, then he shall receive back his principal, and also the premium or interest agreed upon, however it may exceed the legal rate of interest.
Page 386 - SalHila of botanists. (3) [A small vessel, usually rigged as a sloop, and employed in carrying passengers and goods from one place to another, particularly on the seacoast (4) The name given to ships with a very narrow stern.