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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

COLOURS to COMPASS

COMPASSING to COVE

COUNTER to CRAWL

CREEPER to CROW-FOOT
CREEPER
CREW of a ship
CRINGLE
CROSS-JACK
CROSS-PIECE
CROSS-TREES
CROTCHES
CROW
To CROWD
CROW-FOOT

CROWNING to CUT-WATER


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CREEPER to CROW-FOOT

CREEPER

CREEPER, an instrument of iron resembling a grappling, having a shank and four hooks or claws, fig. 24. plate II. It is used to throw into the bottom of any river or harbour, with a rope fastened to it, to hook and draw up any thing from the bottom which may have been lost.

Plate 2

Plate II


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