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To LABOUR to LAND-FALL

LAND-LOCKED to LASHING

LATEEN-SAIL to LEE-SIDE

LEEWARD-SHIP to LIE ALONG
LEEWARD-SHIP
LEEWARD
LEE-WAY
LEECHES
LEECH-LINES
LEECH-ROPE
LENGTHENING
LET
LETTER OF MART
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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LEECH-LINES

LEECH-LINES, (cargues-bouline, Fr.) certain ropes fastened to the middle of the leeches of the main-sail and fore-sail, and communicating with blocks under the opposite sides of the top, whence they pass downwards to the deck, serving to truss up those sails to the yard, as occasion requires. See BRAILS.


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