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MAGAZINE to MARLING-SPIKE

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MATE of a ship of war to MIDSHIPMAN

MIZEN to MORTAR
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MIZEN

MIZEN, (artimon, Fr. misana, Ital.) the aftermost or hindmost of the fixed sails of a ship, extended sometimes by a gaff, and sometimes by a yard which crosses the mast obliquely; the fore-end reaching almost down to the deck, and the after-end being peeked up as high above the middle of the yard, where it is attached to the mast. The figure of the mizen is accordingly a trapezia, or a parallelogram, one of whose corners is cut off by a diagonal, extended from one of its sides to the opposite corner, which becomes the peek of the mizen. See the article SAIL.


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