Nautical words



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Cutter Stay Fashion. Method of setting up lower rigging. End of lanyard has knot in end, and is then rove through upper and lower deadeyes. Normally, standing end of lanyard was made fast away from deadeye. Name is also applied to a deadeye held in a running eye, or clinch, at end of shroud.

Cutting. Said of high-water levels that decrease as tide changes from spring to neap.

Cutting Down Line. Curved line on sheer plan. Passes through lowest point of inner surface of each of the frames.

Cutting Out. Capturing an enemy vessel in a port of her own country and taking her away.


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