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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

PROTEST to PURSER
PROTEST
PROW
PUDENING
PULLING
PUMP
PUMP-spear
PUNT
PURCHASE
PURSER


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PURSER

PURSER, an officer appointed by the lords of the admiralty, to take charge of the provisions of a ship of war, and to see that they are carefully distributed to the officers and crew, according to the instructions which. he has received from the commissioners of the navy for that purpose.


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