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To LABOUR to 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
LONG-BOAT
LOOF
LOOK-OUT
LOOMING
LOOP-HOLES
To LOOSE
LOST
LOW-WATER
To LOWER
LUFF

LUFF-TACKLE to LYING-TO in a storm


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LOOMING

LOOMING, an indistinct appearance of any distant object, as the sea-coast, ships, mountains, &c. as, "she looms large afore the wind; the looming of the land is high above the water," &c.


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