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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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CRINGLE

CRINGLE, (ancet, Fr.) a small hole made in the bolt-rope of a sail, by intertwisting one of the divisions of a rope, called a strand, alternately round itself and through the strands of the bolt-rope, till it becomes threefold, and assumes the shape of a wreath or ring. See plate II. fig. 25. where a, b, represents part of the bolt-rope of a sail; and c, the cringle.

Plate 2

Plate II

The use of the cringle is generally to contain the end of some rope, which is fastened thereto, for the purpose of drawing up the sail to it's yard, or of extending the skirts by the means of bridles to stand upon a side-wind. The word seems to be derived from krinckelen, (Belg.) to run into twists


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