Nautical words


Twig.* To swig. To sweat up on a rope. Twilight



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Twig.* To swig. To sweat up on a rope.

Twilight. Partial illumination by sunlight during interval between Sun's upper limb being on horizon and his centre being 18° below it. Caused by the scattering, refraction, and reflection of light by Earth's atmosphere. See 'Civil', 'Nautical', and 'Astro­nomical' twilights.

Twilight Arch. Upper boundary of a slightly illuminated tract of sky when Sun is below visible horizon.

Twilight Stars. Stars suitably placed for observation during morn­ing or evening twilight.

Twine. Two or more threads twisted together to make a small line. 2. The linen thread with which canvas is sewn.


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