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Maritime Polar Air.
from high latitudes
, that has passed over an appreciable expanse of sea before reaching observer.
One of the marked fathoms in a lead line. 2.
Beacon or erection
, marking a navigational danger or a position of navigational interest.
To bind or frap with small line in such a manner that each turn is an overhand knot.
Superior kind of spunyard laid up left-handed.
Half hitch made
by passing end over and under
, so that an overhand knot is formed.
Tapered and pointed iron pin used for opening up a rope when splicing. Has a perforation at larger end to take a lanyard.
To put a man ashore
, on desolate land. Formerly
done as a punishment
, or as a criminal act. 2. Pyrotechnic signal exploding with a loud report.
To interlace the strands of two ropes preparatory to splicing. 2.
To put two ropes together
side by side
, so that they can be hauled upon simultaneously.
'Code of signals for the Merchant Service', compiled
by Captain Frederick Marryat
, R.N., 1817.
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