Nautical words


Vast. Usual contraction of 'Avast'. Veer and Haul



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Vast. Usual contraction of 'Avast'.

Veer and Haul. To pay out cable and then immediately to haul on it. Slack made by veering allows hauling machinery to pick up speed.

Veering. Applied to cable or hawser, means paying out. Applied to wind, means altering direction clockwise.

Vega. Star  Lyrae. S.H.A. 81°; Dec. N39°; Mag. 0.1. One of the 'hydrogen' stars, or A stars. Its diameter is 2 times that of Sun, its candlepower being 50 times greater. Is 26 light-years

distant from Earth.



Vehicle. That liquid which carries the base and pigment of a paint.


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