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Star Ophiuchi. S.H.A. 103°; Dec. S16°; Mag. 2-6.
The slatting of sails in slight airs and with heavy swells.
'Sack of Coals.
Old name for 'Coal Sack'.
in ancient Greek vessels
, that was not let go except when in imminent danger.
Old name for 'Brahmin Knot', or 'Triangle Knot".
Shaped piece of wood attached to a mast or spar to form a rest for another spar. One on bowsprit
takes heel of jib boom
; those on
yards take studdingsail yards
; those on mast form a rest for jaws of gaff or boom.
Port in which a vessel can lie at all times in good safety and
free from perils of political
, or other nature.
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