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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

CLINCHER-WORK to COASTING-PILOT

COAT to COLLIERS
COAT
COBBING
COBBING-BOARD
COBOOSE
COCK-PIT of a ship of war
COCKSWAIN, or COXEN
COD-FISHER
COIL and COILING
COLLAR
COLLIERS

COLOURS to COMPASS

COMPASSING to COVE

COUNTER to CRAWL

CREEPER to CROW-FOOT

CROWNING to CUT-WATER


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COAT

COAT, (braye, Fr.) a piece of tarred canvas nailed round that part of the masts and bowsprit which joins to the deck, or lies over the stem of a ship. It is used to prevent the water from running down into the hold, or between the decks.

Besides those above mentioned, there is a coat for the rudder nailed round the hole where the rudder traverses in the ship's counter. This hole is represented at the upper part of the stern-post, exhibited in plate X.

Plate 10

Plate X

COAT, (suage, Fr.) also implies the materials stuff with which the ship's sides or masts are varnished, to preserve them from the sun and weather, as turpentine, tar, &c. In this sense we say, " Give her a good coat of tar."


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