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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-ROPE

LEECH-ROPE, (ralingue, Fr.) a name given to that part of the bolt-rope, to which the border, or skirt of a sail is sewed. In all sails, whose opposite leeches are of the same length, it is terminated above by the earing, and below by the clue. See BOLT-ROPE, CLUE, and EARING.


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