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HAGS TEETH or HAKES TRETH to 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
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HOLDING-water

HOLDING-water, the operation of stopping a boat in her course, by holding the oars in the water, and bearing the blade, or flat part, strongly against the current made along-side, by her passing swiftly through the water. See BACK-ASTERN, OAR, and ROWING.


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