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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Contents

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II
5
III
59
IV
144
V
226
VI
264
VII
278
VIII
324
XV
484
XVI
496
XVII
507
XVIII
545
XIX
551
XX
581
XXI
665
XXII
699

IX
354
X
392
XI
400
XII
410
XIII
421
XIV
455
XXIII
703
XXIV
709
XXV
733
XXVI
734
XXVII
737
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Page 74 - 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 83 - 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 316 - 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 246 - 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 157 - 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 117 - ... 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 389 - 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 15 - 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 84 - 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 137 - BULKHEADS, the partitions built up in several parts of a ship, to form and separate the various apartments.

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