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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
QUOIN


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QUARTER-RAILS

QUARTER-RAILS, are narrow-moulded planks, generally of fir, reaching from the top of the stern to the gangway. They are supported by stanchions, and serve as a fence to the quarter-deck, to prevent the men from tumbling into the sea by the rolling of the ship, particularly in small vessels.


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