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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
FUTTOCK-SHROUDS


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FUTTOCKS

FUTTOCKS, the middle division of a ship's timbers; or those parts which are situated between the floor and the top-timbers. See this fully explained in the article TIMBERS.

As the epithet hooked is frequently applied in common language to any thing bent or incurvated, and particularly to several crooked timbers in a ship, as the breast-hooks, fore-books, after-hooks, &c. this term is evidently derived from the lowest part or foot of the timber, and from the shape of the piece. Hence


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