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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

CROWNING to CUT-WATER
CROWNING
CRUISE
CUDDY
CUNNING
CURRENT
CUTTER
CUTTING-DOWN LINE
CUT-WATER


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CUTTING-DOWN LINE

CUTTING-DOWN LINE, a curved line used by shipwrights in the delineation of ships: it determines the thickness of all the floor-timbers, and likewise the heighth of the dead-wood, afore and abaft. It is limited in the middle of the ship by the thickness of the floor-timber, and abaft by the breadth of the kelson; and must be carried up so high upon the stem, as to leave sufficient substance for the breeches of the rising timbers. Murray's Ship-building.


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