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To LABOUR to LAND-FALL
To LABOUR
LADDER
Accommodation-LADDER
Quarter-LADDERS
LADEN
LADEN in bulk
LAID-UP
LANCH
LANCH (order)
LAND-FALL

LAND-LOCKED to LASHING

LATEEN-SAIL to LEE-SIDE

LEEWARD-SHIP to LIE ALONG

LIE TO to LIMBER-BOARDS

LIMBER-ROPE to LOG-BOOK

LONG-BOAT to LUFF

LUFF-TACKLE to LYING-TO in a storm


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LADDER

LADDER, (echelle, Fr.) a well-known convenience, of which there are a great number in a ship, formed of two pieces of plank joined together by cross-pieces, which serve as steps, whereby to mount or descend from one deck to another.

The ladders derive their names from the several hatchways, or other parts of a ship, wherein they are situated. Besides these, there are, of a particular construction, the accommodation-ladder and the quarter-ladders.


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