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Greave. To 'Grave'. Grecian Splice

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Greave. To 'Grave'.

Grecian Splice. Neat and strong splice often used for splicing standing rigging that had parted. Each end is unlaid to a whip­ping. Heart yarns of each end are laid up into three small strands, and spliced. Remainder of yarns are laid up into foxes and cross pointed over splice.

Greek Fire. 'Wildfire.'

Green Flash 157 Grounding

Green Flash. Momentary flash of green light occasionally seen in horizon just after sunset, or before sunrise, in clear atmosphere. Due to refraction of Sun's light.

Green Sea. Sea that sweeps over a vessel without breaking.

Greenwich Date. Time and date at Greenwich corresponding to an instant of time at another position.

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