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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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HANK FOR HANK

HANK FOR HANK, a phrase expressed of two ships which tack and make a progress to windward together. The Dolphin and Cerberus turned up the river hank for hank, without being able to get to windward of each other.


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