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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
176 words
the traditional call of the boatswain's mates in a British warship when the hands are called to turn out in the morning. It arose from the days of sail when seamen, who were signed on for ... More

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