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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 ...
crank

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A sailing ship which either by its construction, or by the stowage of its ballast or cargo, heels too far to the wind, or one which through lack of ballast or cargo cannot carry sail without the ...
devil

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The caulker's name for the seam in the upper deck planking next to a ship's waterways. No doubt they gave it that name as there was very little space to get at this seam to caulk it with a caulking ...
parliament

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In the UK, the highest legislature, consisting of the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons; the members of this legislature for a particular period, especially between one ...
pouches

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An old name for the small bulkheads, often temporary. They were erected in the holds of a cargo ship when a shifting cargo, such as corn or coal, was loaded, their purpose being to prevent its ...
relieving tackles

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1 Two strong tackles used in sailing men-of-war to provide a safeguard against a ship overturning when it was being careened on a beach with little slope down to the water.2 Purchases rigged on ...

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