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GAFF to GANG

GANG-BOARD to GIMBALS

GIMBLETING to Fire-GRAPPLING

GRATINGS to GROUND-TACKLE

GROWING to GUTTER-LEDGE
GROWING
GUARD-BOAT
GUARD-IRONS
GUARD-SHIP
GULF
GUNNEL or GUN-WALE
GUNNER
GUN-ROOM
GUST
GUTTER-LEDGE

GUY to GYBING


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GULF

GULF, (golfe, Fr. golfo, Ital.) a broad and capacious bay, comprehended between two promontories, and sometimes taking the name of a sea, when it is very extensive, but particularly when it only communicates with the sea by means of a streight: such are the Euxine, or Black Sea, otherwise called the gulf of Constantinople; the Adriatic Sea, called also the gulf of Venice; the gulf of Sidra near Barbary, and the gulf of Lions near France: all these gulfs are in the Mediterranean: there are besides the gulf of Mexico, the gulf of St. Lawrence, and the gulf of Cailiphornia, which are in North America. There are also the gulf of Persia, otherwise called the Red Sea, between Persia and Arabia; the gulf of Bengal in india, and the gulfs of Cochinchina and Kamtschatca, near the countries of the same name.


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