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breaming

breaming  

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In the early days of sail, the method of cleaning the fouling off a ship's bottom by careening, and then burning off the seaweed, barnacles, etc., which had grown there through long immersion. The ...
copper sheathing

copper sheathing  

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The process of protecting the hull of a wooden ship with thin sheets of copper. It prevents the teredo worm eating into the planks, and inhibits seaweed and barnacles from building up on the ship's ...
crossing the Line

crossing the Line  

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A ceremony performed on board ships when their passengers and crew are crossing the equator for the first time. Traditionally, it is performed by one of the ship's crew attired as King Neptune, ...
fouling

fouling  

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Any surface placed in the ocean soon gains a cover of bacteria, algae and seaweeds, and animals such as barnacles, and this is known as fouling. Fouling is a serious problem for vessels large and ...
marine pharmaceuticals

marine pharmaceuticals  

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Are chemical substances derived from marine organisms that are effective in various types of medical treatment and research. To date most pharmaceuticals have been derived from terrestrial organisms, ...
shellback

shellback  

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A slang name given to an old sailor during the days of sail; in theory one who has been at sea for so long there has been time for barnacles to grow on his back. It was originally employed in a ...

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