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Pàgina 3 - No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned'.
Pàgina 4 - While you and I, Bill, on the deck, Are comfortably lying, My eyes ! what tiles and chimney-pots About their heads are flying.
Pàgina 20 - Six days shalt thou labor and do all thou art able, And on the seventh holystone the deck and scrape the cable.
Pàgina 25 - BATTENS. Thin strips of wood put around the hatches to keep the tarpaulin down. Also, put upon rigging to keep it from chafing. A large batten...
Pàgina 36 - ... proving by their mere existence a widespread ignorance of even the most palpable elements of physical law, which is a disgrace to the educational system of the country.
Pàgina 55 - Icthyosaurus, 1'lesiosuv.rus, etc., the " sea-serpents " of those ancient seas. May there not also be huge marine saurians still living in the North Atlantic, in company with the giant squids, but not yet known to naturalists? Such a belief seems quite reasonable when We consider how many species of great marine animals, both among Cephalopods and Cetaceans, are still known only from single specimens, or even mere fragments, generally obtained only by chance.
Pàgina 6 - The only star By which the bark of man can navigate The sea of life, and gain the coast of bliss...
Pàgina 3 - A LIFE on the ocean wave, A home on the rolling deep, Where the scattered waters rave, And the winds their revels keep! Like an eagle caged, I pine On this dull, unchanging shore: Oh!
Pàgina 26 - GAGE.) LEEWAY. What a vessel loses by drifting to leeward. When sailing close-hauled with all sail set, a vessel should make no leeway. If the topgallant sails are furled, it is customary to allow one point ; under close-reefed topsails, two points ; when under one close-reefed sail, four or five points.
Pàgina 37 - The moon is often appealed to as a great indicator of the weather, and especially its changes as taken in conjunction with some existing state of wind or sky. As an attracting body causing an " aerial tide," it has of course an effect, but one utterly insignificant as a meteorological cause ; and the only effect distinctly connected with its position with regard to the sun which can be reckoned upon with any degree of certainty, is its tendency to clear the sky of cloud, and to produce not only a...

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