Nautical words



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Clew to Earing. Said of a sail when clew has been hoisted to earing by clewline or clew garnet.

Clew Up. To haul clew to earing when furling a square sail.

Climatic Zones. Eight zones of climate into which Earth's surface can be divided. They comprise one of Tropical Rain; two of Steppe and Desert; two of Temperate Rain; in Northern hemisphere; one Boreal, with large annual range of temperature; two Polar caps of snow.

Clinch. To fasten two overlapping strakes by a fastening through the overlap. 2. Half hitch stopped to its own part. 3. To chinse. 4. Old name for attachment of inboard end of rope cable to ship.


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