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FACTOR to To FALL a-stern

To FALL calm to FETCHING the pump

FID to FIRE-SHIP
FID
Sea-FIGHT
To FILL
FIRE-ARROW
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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To FILL

To FILL, in navigation, (faire servir, Fr.) to brace the sails in such a manner, as that the wind, entering their cavities from behind, dilates them so as to advance the ship in her course, after the sails had for some time been shivering, or braced aback. See those articles.


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