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GAFF to GANG
GAFF
GAGE
To GAIN the wind
GALE of wind
GALEON
GALLED
GALLERY
GALLEY
GAMMONING
GANG

GANG-BOARD to GIMBALS

GIMBLETING to Fire-GRAPPLING

GRATINGS to GROUND-TACKLE

GROWING to GUTTER-LEDGE

GUY to GYBING


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GAMMONING

GAMMONING, (lieure, Fr.) a rope used to bind the inner quarter of the bowsprit close down to the ship's stem, in order to enable it the better to support the stays of the fore-mast, and carry sail in the fore part of the vessel. Seven or eight turns of this rope, fig. 6, 8, and 9. plate IV. are passed over the bowsprit A, and through a large hole in the stem or knee of the head Y alternately: after all the turns are drawn as firm as possible, the opposite ones are braced together under the bowsprit by a fraping, as exhibited in the same figure.

Plate 4

Plate IV


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