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GANG-BOARD to GIMBALS

GIMBLETING to Fire-GRAPPLING
GIMBLETING
GIRT
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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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Fire-GRAPPLING

Fire-GRAPPLING, (grapin d' abordage, Fr.) an instrument nearly resembling the former, but differing in the construction of it's flukes, which are furnished with strong barbs on their points, fig. 4. plate IV. These machines are usually fixed on the yard-arms of a ship, in order to grapple any adversary whom she intends to board. They are however more particularly useful in fire-ships, for the purposes described in that article.

Plate 4

Plate IV


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