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KAICLING or KECLING to KELSON

KETCH to KNOT
KETCH
KEVELS
KEY
KEYS
KINK
KNEE
KNEE of the head
KINGHT-HEAD or BOLLARD-TIMBER
KNIGHT-HEADS
KNITTLE
KNOT


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KINK

KINK, a sort of twist or turn in any cable or other rope, occasioned by it's being very stiff or close-laid; or by being drawn too hastily out of the roll or tier, wherein it lay coiled. See the article COILING.


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