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WHATS IN A NAME - AGAIN

Some more "Mystical" sea terms;


A-Burton  Stowage of casks with their axis athwartships.


Arse  An old term for the fall side of a block, also called the choke.


Baldheaded Rig  A gaff-rigged schooner with no topmasts.


By and Large  A vessel that is a good sailer on all points.


Corposant  A ball or streak of lightening sometimes seen aloft, caused by static electricity.


Dog-and-Bitch Thimble  A specially shaped thimble to allow a block to be brought up close to a fitting.


Ephemeris  An astronomical almanac containing data on celestial bodies.


Felloe  The segments a wooden ship's wheel is made-up from.


Golliwobbler  The nickname of a large main staysail used in a schooner in light winds.


Gundalow  A small boat used as a riverine gunboat.






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Lets not forget our 400 fellow seafarers held captive by pirates ashore and off the coast of Somalia.

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