||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
Table of Contents
To LABOUR to LAND-FALL
LAND-LOCKED to LASHING
LANGREL, or LANGRAGE
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
LANIARDLANIARD, (lanier, Fr.) a short piece of cord or line, fastened to several machines in a ship, and serving to secure them in a particular place, or to manage them more conveniently. Such are the laniards of the gun-ports, the laniard of the buoy, the laniard of the cat-hook, &c.
The principal laniards used in a ship, however, are those employed to extend the shrouds and stays of the masts, by their communication with the dead-eyes, so as to form a sort of mechanical power, resembling that of a tackle. See DEAD-EYES.
These laniards, (rides, Fr.) are fixed in the dead-eyes as follows: One end of the laniard is thrust through one of the holes in the upper dead-eye, and then knotted, to prevent it from drawing out; the other end is then passed through one of the holes in the lower dead-eye, whence, returning upward, it is inserted through the second hole in the upper dead-eye, and next through the second in the lower dead-eye, and smally through the third holes in both dead-eyes. The end of the laniard, being then directed upwards from the lowest dead-eye, is stretched as stiff as possible by the application of tackles and that the several parts of it may slide with more facility through the holes in the dead-eyes, it is well smeared with hog's lard or tallow, so that the strain is immediately communicated to all the turns at once.
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