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FACTOR to To FALL a-stern

To FALL calm to FETCHING the pump

FID to FIRE-SHIP

FISH to To FLAT-IN
FISH
FISH-GIG
FITTING-OUT
FLAG
FLAG-OFFICER
FLAG-SHIP
FLAG-STAFF
FLAKE
FLAT
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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FISH-GIG

FISH-GIG, (foesne, Fr.) an instrument used to strike fish at sea, particularly dolphins. It consists of a staff three or four barbed prongs, and a line fastened to the end, on which the prongs are fixed: to the other end is fitted a piece of lead, which serves to give additional force to the stroke when the weapon flies, and to turn the points upward after the fish is penetrated.


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