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CABIN to To CALK, or CAULK

CALL to CANNON

CANNON to CANOE

CANOE to To rig the CAPSTERN
CANOE
CANTING
CANT-TIMBERS
CAP
CAPE
CAPPANUS
CAP-SQUARE
CAPSTERN, or CAPSTAN
To rig the CAPSTERN

Surge the CAPSTERN to CARPENTER of a ship

CARTEL to CATS-PAW

CAULKING to CHANNEL

CHANNELS to CHEARLY

CHEEKS of the mast to CLINCH

CLINCHER-WORK to COASTING-PILOT

COAT to COLLIERS

COLOURS to COMPASS

COMPASSING to COVE

COUNTER to CRAWL

CREEPER to CROW-FOOT

CROWNING to CUT-WATER


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CANT-TIMBERS

CANT-TIMBERS, in ship-building, those timbers which are situated at the two ends of a ship. They derive their name from being canted, or railed obliquely from the keel; in contradistinction to those whose planes are perpendicular to it. The upper-ends of those on the bow, or fore-part of the ship, are inclined to the stem; as those in the after, or hind-part, incline to the stern-post above. See the articles TIMBER and Naval ARCHITECTURE.

The principal of these last is the fashion-piece, which forms the outline of the counter, terminating it on the sides.


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