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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

CARTEL to CATS-PAW

CAULKING to CHANNEL

CHANNELS to CHEARLY

CHEEKS of the mast to CLINCH
CHEEKS of the mast
CHES-TREES
Clerk of the CHECK
To CHINSE
CHOCK
CLAMPS
CLAWING, or CLAWING-OFF
CLEAR
CLEATS
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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CLEAR

CLEAR, as a naval term, is variously applied to the weather, the seacoasts, cordage, navigation, &c. The weather is said to be clear (fin, Fr.) when it is fair and open, as opposed to cloudy or foggy.

The sea-coast is called clear (saine, Fr.) when the navigation is not interrupted, or rendered dangerous by rocks, sands, or breakers, &c.

It is expressed of cordage, cables, &c. when they are unembarrassed or disentangled so as to be ready for immediate service. It is usually opposed to foul, in all those senses.


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