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MAGAZINE to MARLING-SPIKE

MAROON to MAT
MAROON
MAST
MASTER
MASTER of a merchant-ship
MASTER at arms
MASTER-attendant
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MATE of a ship of war to MIDSHIPMAN

MIZEN to MORTAR

MOULD to MUSTERING


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MASTER-attendant

MASTER-attendant, an officer in the royal dock-yards, appointed to hasten, and. assist at, the fitting-out or dismantling, removing or securing vessels of war, &c. at the port where he resides. He is particularly to observe, that his Majesty's ships are securely moored; and for this purpose he is expected frequently to review the moorings which are sunk in the harbour, and observe that they are kept in proper repair to be always ready when occasion requires. It is also his duty to visit all the ships in ordinary, and see that they are frequently cleaned and kept in order; and to attend at the general musters in the dock-yards, taking care that all the officers, artificers, and labourers, registered in the navy-books, are present at their duty.


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