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DAM to DEAD-WORK

DECKS to DEPTH of a sail
DECKS
Flush-DECK, or Deck-Flush fore and aft
Half-DECK
DECOY
DEEP-WAISTED
DEMURRAGE
DEPARTURE
DEPTH of a sail

DETACHMENT of a fleet or squadro to DOCK-YARDS

DOG to DOWN-HAUL-TACKLE

To DOWSE to DRIVING

DROP to DUNNAGE


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DEEP-WAISTED

DEEP-WAISTED, (encastillé, Fr.) the distinguishing fabric of a ship's decks, when the quarter-deck and fore-castle are elevated from four to six feet above the level of the upper-deck, so as to leave a vacant space, called the waist, on the middle of the upper-deck. See the article WAIST.


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