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GAFF to GANG

GANG-BOARD to GIMBALS

GIMBLETING to Fire-GRAPPLING
GIMBLETING
GIRT
GIRT-LINE
GONDOLA
GOOGINGS
GOOSE-NECK
GOOSE-WINGS
GORING
GRAPPLING
Fire-GRAPPLING

GRATINGS to GROUND-TACKLE

GROWING to GUTTER-LEDGE

GUY to GYBING


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GOOSE-WINGS

GOOSE-WINGS of a sail, the clues or lower corners of a ship's main sail, or fore-sail, when the middle part is furled or tied up to the yard.

The goose-wings are only used in a great storm to scud before the wind, when the sail at large, or even diminished by a reef, would be too great a pressure on the ship, in that situation.


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