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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

To DOWSE to DRIVING
To DOWSE
DRABLER
DRAG
DRAGGING the anchor
DRAUGHT
DRAWING
DRESSING
DRIFT
DRIVER
DRIVING

DROP to DUNNAGE


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DRAGGING the anchor

DRAGGING the anchor, the act of trailing it along the bottom, after it is loosened from the ground, by the effort of the wind or current upon the ship, communicated to the cable. See the article ANCHOR.


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