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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
HOLD
HOLDING-on
HOLDING-water
HOLLOA!
HOME
HOME (anchoring)
HOMMOC
HOOD
HOOK
HORSE

HOUNDS to HURRICANE


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HOME (anchoring)

HOME, when spoken of the anchor, seems to imply the station of the ship, with regard to her anchor; which is accordingly said to come home when it loosens from the ground, by the effort of the cable, and approaches the place where the ship floated, at the length of her moorings. See the article ANCHOR.


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