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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!

To bale the BOAT to BOLT-ROPE
To bale the BOAT
Moor the BOAT!
BOATS OF A SHIP OF WAR
BOAT-HOOK
BOATSWAIN
BOB-STAY
BOLD
BOLSTERS
BOLT
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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BOLT-ROPE

BOLT-ROPE, (ralingue, Fr.) a rope to which the edges or skirts of the sails are sewed, to strengthen and prevent them from rending. Those parts of the bolt-rope, which are on the perpendicular or sloping edges, are called leech-ropes; that at the bottom, the foot-rope; and that on the top or upper-edge, the head-rope. Stay-sails, whose heads are formed like an acute angle, have no head-rope. To different parts of the bolt-rope are fastened all the ropes employed to contract or dilate the sails. The figure and position of the bolt-rope is exhibited in the plate referred to from the article SAIL.

Plate 1

Plate I


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