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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

PLAT to POLE-MAST

Under bare POLES to PRAM or PRAME

PRATIC to PROP
PRATIC
PREVENTER
PRICKING the chart
PRICKING the sails
PRIMING
PRIMING-WIRE or PRIMING IRON
PRIVATEER
PRIZE
PRIZING
PROP

PROTEST to PURSER


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PRIMING-WIRE or PRIMING IRON

PRIMING-WIRE, or PRIMING-IRON, a sort of iron-needle, employed to penetrate the touch-hole of a cannon, when it is loaded, in order to discover whether the powder contained therein is thoroughly dry, and fit for immediate service.


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