||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
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PACKET or PACKET-BOAT to PARSLING
PARTING to PAYING-OFF
PASS or PASSPORT
PAYING-OUT, or PAYING-AWAY to PILOT
PIN of a block to PLANKING
PLAT to POLE-MAST
Under bare POLES to PRAM or PRAME
PRATIC to PROP
PROTEST to PURSER
To PAYTo PAY, (espalmer, Fr.) as a naval term, implies to daub or anoint the surface of any body, in order to preserve it from the injuries of the water, weather, &c.
The sides of a ship are usually paid with tar, turpentine, or resin; or by a composition of tar and oil, to which is sometimes added red oker, &c. to protect the planks thereof from being split by the sun or wind. The lower-masts are, for the same reasons, paid with materials of the same sort, if we except those, along which their respective sails are frequently hoisted and lowered; such are the masts of sloops and schooners, which are always paid with tallow for this purpose: for the same reason all top-masts and top-gallant-masts are also paid with hog's lard, butter, or tallow. See COAT and STUFF.
© Derived from Thomas Cadell's new corrected edition, London: 1780, page 213, 2004
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