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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

HOUNDS to HURRICANE
HOUNDS
HOUSED
HOWKER
HOUSING, or HOUSE-LINE
HOY
HULK
HULL
HULL a ship
HULL-to
HURRICANE


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HOUSING, or HOUSE-LINE

HOUSING,or HOUSE-LINE, a small line, formed of three fine strands, or twists of hemp, smaller than rope-yarn. It is chiefly used to seize blocks into their strops, to bind the corners of the sails, or to fasten the bottom of a sail to it's bolt-rope, &c. See BOLT-ROPE.


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