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QUADRANT to QUARTER-MASTER

QUARTER-NETTING to QUOIN
QUARTER-NETTING
QUARTER-RAILS
QUARTER-WIND
QUARTERS
QUARTERS!
QUICK-SAND
QUICK-WORK
QUILTING
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QUARTER-NETTING to QUOIN

QUARTER-NETTING

QUARTER-NETTING, a sort of net-work, extended along the rails on the upper-part of a ship's quarter. In a ship of war these are always double, being supported by iron cranes, placed at proper distances. The interval is sometimes filled with cork, or old sails, but chiefly with the hammocs of the sailors, so as to form a parapet to prevent the execution of the enemy's small arms in battle. See the article ENGAGEMENT.


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