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DAM to DEAD-WORK

DECKS to DEPTH of a sail

DETACHMENT of a fleet or squadro to DOCK-YARDS

DOG to DOWN-HAUL-TACKLE
DOG
DOGGER
DOLPHIN of the mast
DOUBLE-BANKED
DOUBLING
DOUBLING-NAILS
DOUBLING-UPON
DOWN
DOWN-HAUL
DOWN-HAUL-TACKLE

To DOWSE to DRIVING

DROP to DUNNAGE


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DOLPHIN of the mast

DOLPHIN of the mast, a peculiar kind of wreath, formed of plaited cordage, to be fastened occasionally round the masts, as a support to the puddening, whose use is to sustain the weight of the fore and main-yards, in case the rigging, or chains, by which those yards are suspended, should be shot away in the time of battle; a circumstance which might render their sails useless at a season when their assistance is extremely necessary. See the article PUDDENING.


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