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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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COCKSWAIN, or COXEN

COCKSWAIN, or COXEN, the officer who manages and steers a boat, and has the command of the boat's crew. It is evidently compounded of the words cock and swain, the former of which was anciently used for a yawl or small boat, as appears by several authors; but it has now become obsolete, and is never used by our mariners.

- Yon tall anchoring bark

Diminish'd to her cock; her cock a buoy, &c.

SHAKESPEARE.


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