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Thrapping.* Frapping. Thrashing 351 Through Fastenings



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Thrapping.* Frapping.
Thrashing 351 Through Fastenings

Thrashing. Said of a vessel under sail when she is sailing fast on a wind.

Thread. Two or more single yarns twisted together.

Threatening. Term applied to weather when the indications are that it will become bad, or worse.

Three-Circle Type. Name given to a sextant in which strength and rigidity of frame are obtained by having three open circles, in form of a trefoil, incorporated in the frame.

Three-Decker. Ship having three gun decks below the upper deck; thus having five decks in all. Name is sometimes given to a sea pie made of layers of meat, vegetables, and pastry.


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