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PACKET or PACKET-BOAT to PARSLING

PARTING to PAYING-OFF

PAYING-OUT, or PAYING-AWAY to PILOT

PIN of a block to PLANKING
PIN of a block
PINK
PINNACE
PINTLES
PIRATE
PITCH
To PITCH the seams
PITCHING
PLANE
PLANKING

PLAT to POLE-MAST

Under bare POLES to PRAM or PRAME

PRATIC to PROP

PROTEST to PURSER


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PITCH

PITCH, (brai, Fr. pix, Lat.) a composition, black, dry, brittle, and shining, which remains at the bottom of an alembic after the oil, of turpenine is drawn off by distilation. It is used in caulking a ship, to fill the chinks, or intervals between the planks of her sides, or decks, or bottom. It is sometimes mixed with resin, or other glutinous material. See TAR.


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