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Fag Out. To unlay end of a rope. Fahrenheit Scale



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Fag Out. To unlay end of a rope.

Fahrenheit Scale. Calibration of thermometer by G. 0. Fahrenheit. Range between freezing and boiling points of water is divided into 180 degrees. Zero is temperature of a mixture of snow and salt. Boiling point of water is 212°; freezing point 32°. Having a zero well below freezing point of water, the general readings of air temperature are positive.

Faik.* 'Fake'.

Failure to Join. Non-compliance with undertaking to rejoin ship at a specified time. Used as denoting such non-compliance when reason for not rejoining is unknown.


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