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Crow. Iron lever with a wedge end that is forked. Crowd



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Crow. Iron lever with a wedge end that is forked.

Crowd. Colloquial term for 'crew'.

Crowd On. To carry a press of sail.

Crowfoot. Number of small lines radiating from a euphroe or eye.

Crowfeet.* Crowfoot.

Crown (of Anchor). That part, directly beneath shank, where arms go in opposite directions.

Crown. Of a block, is the head.

Crown Knot. Made by unlaying end of rope, turning down one strand so that a bight is formed; passing second strand over bight of first strand; passing third strand over end of second strand and through bight of first strand; then working strands

until tight down.


Crown Plait 103 Cunningham Patent Topsail

Crown Plait. Made with alternate crown and diamond knots.

Crow's Nest. Protected look-out position near mast head.

Croziers.* Constellation Crux Australis, or 'Southern Cross'.

Cruise. Voyage made in varying directions. To sail in various directions for pleasure, in search, or for exercise.

Cruiser. Warship in which armour and armament are reduced to gain speed and sea endurance, so that it can be employed in search and scouting duties; but sufficiently armed and armoured that it can take its place in a battle line.


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