The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including Some More Especially Military and Scientific ... as Well as Archaisms of Early Voyagers, Etc

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Blackie and Son, 1867 - Military art and science - 744 pages
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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.
Page 16 - The constitution of this court, relatively to the legislative power of the king in council, is analogous to that of the courts of common law, relatively to that of the parliament of this kingdom.

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