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GAFF to GANG

GANG-BOARD to GIMBALS

GIMBLETING to Fire-GRAPPLING

GRATINGS to GROUND-TACKLE
GRATINGS
Ledges of the GRATLINGS
GRATING
GRAVING
GRIPE
GRIPES
GRIPING
GROMMET
GROUNDING
GROUND-TACKLE

GROWING to GUTTER-LEDGE

GUY to GYBING


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GRIPES

GRIPES, (haubans de chaloupe, Fr.) a machine formed by an assemblage of ropes, hooks, and dead-eyes, and used to secure the boats upon the deck of a ship at sea, and prevent them from being shaken by the labouring of the vessel. The hooks, which are fastened at their ends, are fixed in ring-bolts in the deck on each hide of the boat; whence, passing over her middie and extremities, they are extended by means of the dead-eyes, so as to render the boats as firm and secure as possible.


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