Nautical words



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Articles of War. Royal Navy code of discipline. Defines duties and embodies maximum punishments for stated offences.

Artificial Eye. Made in end of a rope by unlaying one strand, turning over the part from which strand has been taken, so that an eye is formed, and relaying single strand in opposite direction. Finished off by tucking ends.

Artificial Horizon. Perfectly horizontal reflecting surface used when obtaining altitudes where no horizon is available. Mercury is usual, but highly-polished surfaces, correctly levelled, may be used. Can be employed only when ashore. Bubble sextants are the usual alternatives for marine work.


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