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RABBET to 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
ROGUES-YARN
ROLLER
ROLLING
ROLLING-TACKLE
ROPES
ROPE-BANDS
ROPE-YARN
ROVER
ROUGH-TREE
ROUND-HOUSE

ROUNDING to ROYAL

RUDDER to RUNNING-RIGGING


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ROGUES-YARN to ROUND-HOUSE

ROGUES-YARN

ROGUES-YARN, a name given to a rope-yarn, of a particular construction, which is placed in the middle of every strand, in all cables and cordage in the king's service. It differs from all the rest, as being untarred, and twisted in a contrary manner, by which it is easily discovered. The use of this contrivance is to examine whether any cordage, supposed to be stolen or embezzled, has been formed for the king's service.


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