||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
Table of Contents
ABACK to ADMIRAL of the fleet
Vice-ADMIRAL to AFTER-SAILS
AGENT-VICTUALLER to ALL'S WELL
ALL bands high to ANCHOR
To drag the ANCHORS to To fish the ANCHOR
To sheer the ship to her ANCHOR to Top-ARMOUR
To sheer the ship to her ANCHOR
To shoe the ANCHOR
To weigh the ANCHOR
ASHORE to AUGER
AWEIGH to AZIMUTH COMPASS
Naval ARCHITECTURENaval ARCHITECTURE, or the science of ship-building, comprehends the theory of delineating marine vessels upon a plane; and the art of framing them upon the stocks, according to the proportions exhibited in a regular design.
All edifices, whether civil, or military, are known to be erected in consequence of certain established plans, which have been previously altered or improved till they have arrived at the desired point of persection. The construction of ships appears also to require at least as much correctness and precision as the buildings which are founded upon terra firma: it is there.. fore absolutely necessary that the mechanical skill of the shipwright should be assisted by plans and sections, which have been drawn with all possible exactness, examined by proper calculations, and submitted to the most accurate scrutiny.
Secondly, To give the various pieces of a ship their proper figures; to assemble and unite them into a firm, compact frame, so that by their combination and disposition they may form a solid fabric, sufficient to answer all the purposes for which it is intended. And,
The bottom, or quick-work, contains what is termed the hold, and which is under water when the ship is laden. The upper-works, called also the dead-work, comprehend all that part which is usually above the water when the ship is laden.
© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 11, 2004
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