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HAGS TEETH or HAKES TRETH to HANKS
HAGS TEETH or HAKES TRETH
HAILING
HALIARDS
HAMMOC
HANDING the sails
HAND-OVER-HAND!
HANSPEC
Gunners HANDSPEC
HANK FOR HANK
HANKS

HARBOUR to HAWSE

HAWSE-HOLES to HEAD-ROPE

HEAD-SAILS to HEAVING-out

HEAVING-short to HIGH AND DRY

HIGH WATER to Fore-HOLD

HOLD to HORSE

HOUNDS to HURRICANE


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HANSPEC

HANDSPEC, (anspec, Fr.) a wooden bar used as a lever to heave about the windlass, in order to draw up the anchor from the bottom, particularly in merchant ships: for this purpose the handle or final end is round and tapering; and the other end is square, in order to conform to the shape of the holes in the windlass. It is also employed as a lever on many other occasions, as stowing the anchors, or provisions, or cargo, in the ship's hold.


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