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Pocky Cloud. Name sometimes given to 'Mammatus'.

Podger. A short steel bar, pointed at both ends, used as a lever, etc.

Point. Tapered end of a rope with alternate yarns bound round it in alternate succession. Done to prevent fraying of end, and to facilitate reeving through a sheave. 2. Reef Point. 3. Point of compass = 11 ½ 0.

Pointed Sun. Name sometimes given to actual Sun when observing it with a reflecting instrument.

Pointers. Two principal stars of Ursa Major, a line through them pointing to Polaris.

Point Line. Small rope used for reef points. Usually about inch to 1 ¾ inch in size. Generally referred to by the number of threads, 15 to 21, used in making it.


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