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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

To FRESHEN the bawse to FUTTOCK-SHROUDS
To FRESHEN the bawse
FRESHES
FRIGATE
FRIGATE-BUILT
FULL AND BY
FURLING
FURLING-LINE
FUTTOCKS
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To FRESHEN the bawse to FUTTOCK-SHROUDS

To FRESHEN the bawse

To FRESHEN the bawse, (refraichir, Fr.) to relieve that part of the cable which for some time has been exposed to the friction in one of the bawse-holes, produced by the rolling and pitching of a ship as the rides at anchor in a high sea.

When a Ship remains in such a situation, it is always necessary to wrap some old canvas, mat, leather, or such like material, round that part of the cable which rubs against the stem, &c. The matter used for this purpose is called service: but as the violent agitation of the ship, produced by the tempest, or sea, as she rides in an open road, must communicate a great friction to the cable; the service will consequently be soon worn through: it is necessary therefore to have it frequently renewed by a fresh application of the like materials, behind the former, for the preservation of the cable, on which everything depends; and this renewal of service is called freshening the hawse, a circumstance which cannot be too vigilantly observed.


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