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 (Google eBook)

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Blackie and Son, 1867 - Military art and science - 744 pages
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Contents

I
1
II
11
III
65
IV
150
V
232
VI
270
VII
284
VIII
330
XV
490
XVI
502
XVII
513
XVIII
551
XIX
557
XX
587
XXI
671
XXII
705

IX
360
X
398
XI
406
XII
416
XIII
427
XIV
461
XXIII
709
XXIV
715
XXV
739
XXVI
740
XXVII
743
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Page 80 - 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 89 - I'd divide, And burn in many places ; on the topmast, The yards and bowsprit, would I flame distinctly, Then meet, and join. Jove's lightnings, the precursors O...
Page 322 - 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 252 - 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 163 - 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 123 - ... 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 395 - 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 21 - 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.
Page 90 - In a balance it is the part from the ends of which the scales are suspended. In a loom it is a cylindrical piece of wood on which weavers wind the warp before weaving; also the cylinder on. which the cloth is rolled as it is woven. In...
Page 143 - BULKHEADS, the partitions built up in several parts of a ship, to form and separate the various apartments.

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