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To LABOUR to LAND-FALL

LAND-LOCKED to LASHING

LATEEN-SAIL to LEE-SIDE
LATEEN-SAIL
LAYING THE LAND
LEAK
LEAKY
LEDGES
LEDGE
LEE
LEE-LARCHES
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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LEAK

LEAK, a chink or breach in the decks, sides, or bottom of a ship, through which the water passes into her hull. When a leak first commences, the vessel is said to have sprung a leak.

LEAKY

LEAKY, the state of a ship when abounding with leaks.

LEDGES

LEDGES, (barotins, Fr.) certain small pieces of timber placed athwartships, under the decks of a ship, in the intervals between the beams, as exhibited in the representation of the deck, plate III.

Plate 3

Plate III

LEDGE

LEDGE is also a long ridge of rocks, near the surface of the sea.


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