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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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GROMMET

GROMMET, (bague, daillot, Fr.) a sort of small wreath, formed of a strand of rope, and used to fasten the upper edge of a stay-sail to it's respective stay, in different places. By means of the grommets, the sail is accordingly hoisted or lowered, i.e. drawn up or down upon it's stay, in the same manner as a curtain is extended or drawn along upon it's rod, by the assistance of rings. See also the article HANK.


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