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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

BOMB to BOTTOM

BOTTOM to BOX-HAULING

BOXING to To BREAK-UP
BOXING
BRACE
BRACKETS
BRAILS
BRAKE
BREADTH
BREADTH-SWEEP
BREAKERS
BREAKING-BULK
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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BRACE

BRACE, (bras, Fr.) a rope employed to wheel, or traverse the sails upon the mast, in a direction parallel to the horizon, when it is necessary to shift the sails, that they may correspond with the direction of the wind and the course of the ship. Braces are, for this purpose, fastened to the extremities of the yards, which are called the yard-arms.

All the braces of the yards are double, except those of the top-gallant and spritsail-topsail yards. The mizen-yard is furnished with fangs, or vangs, in the room of braces. See the article MIZEN.


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