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Boxing the Compass.
, or quarter points, of
the compass in correct order
, and starting at any named point.
To pay off ship's head from wind by flattening in head sails and bracing head yards close up. Done when ship has been brought too close to wind by bad steering, or if wind has shifted ahead.
ventilator inserted in cargo
, particularly grain, to ensure through ventilation. Usually square in section. Longitudinal sides may be solid
planking or skeleton battens
, depending on nature of cargo.
Scale. Specially graduated scale for converting measurement of unchanged coating of a Kelvin sounding tube into fathoms of depth.
Flemish sloop having superstructure, or 'castle' at each end. Used for buoy laying.
volume of a perfect gas
, at constant temperature, varies inversely as the pressure on it. This law is fundamental in
engineering and other branches
, and is the fundamental principle of the Kelvin,
Rope or tackle by which a yard is adjusted in the horizontal plane.
Arm of the sea. Mandeville calls St. George's Channel 'Brace of Seynt George.'
To adjust a yard so that wind comes on fore side of sail.
Brace In 54 'Breakage'
To adjust a yard by bracing so that it becomes more athwartships.
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