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PACKET or PACKET-BOAT to PARSLING

PARTING to PAYING-OFF

PAYING-OUT, or PAYING-AWAY to PILOT
PAYING-OUT, or PAYING-AWAY
PEAK, or PEEK
PEEK-HALIARDS
PEN
PENDENT
PERIAGUA
PIER
PILLAGE
PILLOW
PILOT

PIN of a block to PLANKING

PLAT to POLE-MAST

Under bare POLES to PRAM or PRAME

PRATIC to PROP

PROTEST to PURSER


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PENDENT

PENDENT, (flamme, Fr.) a sort of long narrow banner, displayed from the mast-head of a ship of war, and usually terminating in two ends or points, as expressed by a, fig. 4. plate V. There are, besides others, pendents, cornets, of a larger kind, used to distinguish the chief of a squadron of ships. See the article COMMODORE.

Plate 5

Plate V

PENDENT, (pantoire, Fr.) is also a short piece of rope,. fixed under the shrouds, upon the head of the main-mast and fore-mast, from which. it depends as low as the cat-harpins, having an eye in the lower end, which is armed with an iron thimble, to prevent the eye from being fretted by the hooks of the main and fore-tackles, &c.

There are, besides, many other pendents of the latter kind, which are generally single or double ropes, to whose lower extremities is attached a block, or tackle: such are the fish-pendent, the yard-tackle-pendents, the reef-tackle-pendents, &c. all of which are employed to transmit the effort of their respective tackles to some distant object.


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