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The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including ...
William Henry Smyth
Visualització completa - 1867
The Sailor's Word-Book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including ...
William Henry Smyth
Previsualització no disponible - 2019
anchor ancient angle Anglo-Saxon applied arms beam bear block boat body bolted bottom cable called carry charge close coast command common course covered deck direction distance duty fall feet fire fish fitted fixed force fore formerly give given haul head heavy hoisted hold holes hook iron keel keep kind land length light lower marine mast means measure motion naval navy nearly northern oars object officer old term opposite passing person piece planks port position prevent quarter rigging rising river rope round royal sail seamen secured ship ship's shore short shot side sometimes species square standing stars stern strong surface Synonymous tackle term tide timber turn upper usually vessel weather weight wind wood yards
Pàgina 79 - 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.
Pàgina 561 - 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.
Pàgina 317 - 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.
Pàgina 249 - 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...
Pàgina 289 - 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...
Pàgina 160 - 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.
Pàgina 311 - 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.
Pàgina 122 - ... 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.
Pàgina 390 - 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.