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GANG-BOARD to GIMBALS

GIMBLETING to Fire-GRAPPLING

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

GUY to GYBING


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GRIPING

GRIPING, (ardent, Fr.) the inclination of a ship to run to windward of her course, particularly when she sails with the wind on her beam or quarter. This effect is partly occasioned by the shock of the waves that strike the ship perpetually on the weather-quarter, and force the stern to leeward; but chiefly by the arrangement of the sails, which disposes the ship continually to edge to windward, while in this situation of sailing.


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