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HAGS TEETH or HAKES TRETH to HANKS

HARBOUR to HAWSE

HAWSE-HOLES to HEAD-ROPE

HEAD-SAILS to HEAVING-out
HEAD-SAILS
HEAD-TO-WIND
HEAD-WAY
HEART
HEAVER
HEAVING
HEAVING the lead
HEAVING a-head
HEAVING-down
HEAVING-out

HEAVING-short to HIGH AND DRY

HIGH WATER to Fore-HOLD

HOLD to HORSE

HOUNDS to HURRICANE


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HEAVING-out

HEAVING-out, the act of unfurling and throwing loose a sail from the place where it had been rolled and fastened. This phrase is more particularly applied to the stay-sails: thus we say, "Loose the top-sails, and heave out the stay-sails !" which is accordingly done, either to set or dry them.


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