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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

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
FOUL
To FOUNDER
FOX
FRAME
FRAPING
FRAPING a ship
FREEING
FREEZING
FREIGHT
FRESH

To FRESHEN the bawse to FUTTOCK-SHROUDS


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FRAPING

FRAPING, the act of crossing and drawing together the several parts of a tackle, or other complication of ropes, which had already been straightened to their utmost extent: in this sense. it exactly resembles the operation of bracing up a drum, &c. The fraping always increases the tension, and of course adds to the security acquired by the purchase. Hence the Cat-harpins are no other than frapings to the shrouds.


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