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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

ASHORE to AUGER

AWEIGH to AZIMUTH COMPASS
AWEIGH
AWNING
AZIMUTH-COMPASS
AZIMUTH COMPASS


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AWEIGH to AZIMUTH COMPASS

AWEIGH

AWEIGH (a quitte, Fr. of a and weigh) the state of the anchor when it is drawn out of the ground in a perpendicular direction, as in fig. 6. plate I. by the application of mechanical powers, as a capstern or windlass, to the cable within the ship; So that aweigh is synonimous to atrip.

Plate 1

Plate I


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