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OAKHAM or OAKUM to OPEN with a place
OAKHAM or OAKUM
OAR
OBSERVATION
OFF
OFFING
OFFWARD
OKER
OLERON
OPEN to the wind or sea
OPEN with a place

OPENING to OUT-FIT

OUT OF TRIM to OWNER


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OFF

OFF, an expression applied to the movement of a ship, when she sails out from the shore towards the distant sea. When a ship is beating to windward, so that by one board the approaches towards the shore, and by the other sails out to sea-ward, the is said to stand off and on shore, alternately. Hence,


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