Nautical words


Spume. Froth of foam of the sea. Spunyarn



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Spume. Froth of foam of the sea.

Spunyarn. Two or more yarns twisted together but not laid up; i usual numbers being 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12 yarns. Usually supplied in coils, or 'pads', of 14 or 56 Ib.

Spur. A projection. 2. Curved timber used as a bracket. 3. Timber attached to bilge of wooden vessel while building - for protective purposes. 4. Projecting piece on certain old types of anchor. 5. Spiked sole of a whaleman's boot, used when flensing.

Spurting Line. Small line that, formerly, led from a tiller or wheel to a tell-tale in cabin, to indicate amount of helm being used.


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