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BACK of the post to BALANCE of the mizen

BALANCE of the boom sail to BARK

BARNACLE to BEAMS

BEAMS to BED of a river

BED of a cannon to BIGHT

BILANDER to BLACK-STRAKES

BLADE to Trim the BOAT!
BLADE
BLOCK
Cat-BLOCK
BLOCK AND BLOCK
BOARD
makes a good BOARD
BOARDING
BOAT
Trim the BOAT!

To bale the BOAT to BOLT-ROPE

BOMB to BOTTOM

BOTTOM to BOX-HAULING

BOXING to To BREAK-UP

BREAK-WATER to BRIDLES of the bowline

BRIG, or BRIGANTINE to Ship-BUILDING

Ship-BUILDING to BUNTINE

BUNTLINES to BUTTONS


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Trim the BOAT!

Trim the BOAT! (barque-droi! Fr.) the order to sit in the boat in such a manner as that the shall float upright in the water, without leaning to either side.


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