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FACTOR to To FALL a-stern

To FALL calm to FETCHING the pump
To FALL calm
Cat-FALL
To FALL down
FALLING-OFF
FASHION-PIECES
FATHOM
To FAY
FENDERS
To FETCH WAY
FETCHING the pump

FID to FIRE-SHIP

FISH to To FLAT-IN

To FLAT-IN FORWARD to FLUSH

FLY of an ensign to FORE-CASTLE

FORE-CAT-HARPINS to FORE-STAY

FORE-TOP to FOTHERING

FOUL to FRESH

To FRESHEN the bawse to FUTTOCK-SHROUDS


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FETCHING the pump

FETCHING the pump, the act of pouring a can of water into the upper-part of it, to expel the air which is contained between the lower box, or piston, and the lower-end of the pump that rests upon the ship's floor; and accordingly to make the water, poured into the chamber, communicate with that in the bottom of the pump-well, so as to be thrown out above by striking with the brake, or handle. See PUMP.


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