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