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RABBET to RAISING a purchase
RABBET
RACK
RACKING
RAFT
RAFT-PORT
RAG-BOLT
RAILS
RAILS of the head
To RAISE
RAISING a purchase

RAKE to RATES

RATES to To REEVE

RECKONING to RHOMB-LINE

RIBBANDS to RIGGING-OUT a boom

RIGHTING to ROBANDS, or ROPE BANDS

ROGUES-YARN to ROUND-HOUSE

ROUNDING to ROYAL

RUDDER to RUNNING-RIGGING


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RAISING a purchase

RAISING a purchase, the act of disposing certain instrurnents, or machines, in such a manner, as that, by their mutual effects, they may produce a mechanical force sufficient to overcome the weight or resistance of the object to which this machinery is applied.


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