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CABIN to To CALK, or CAULK

CALL to CANNON

CANNON to CANOE

CANOE to To rig the CAPSTERN

Surge the CAPSTERN to CARPENTER of a ship
Surge the CAPSTERN
To heave the CAPSTERN
To come up the CAPSTERN
To pawl the CAPSTERN
CAPTAIN of a ship of war
CAREENING
CARGO
CARLINGS
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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To come up the CAPSTERN

To come up the CAPSTERN, is to let go the rope upon which they had been heaving. See the French term CABESTAN, and the phrases annexed thereto.


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