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SADDLE to To strike SAIL

SAILING to SALUTE

SALUTE to SCHOONER

SCOOP to SEA-COAST

SEA-CLOTHS to SENDING

SENNIT to SHANK

SHANK-PAINTER to SHEET

SHEET-ANCHOR to SHIP

SHIP to SHIP-SHAPE

SHIPPING to SHOT

SHOT to SLAB-LINE

SLACK-WATER to SNATCH-BLOCK

SNOTTER to SPILL

SPILLING-LINES to SPRING A LEAK

SPRINGING THE LUFF to SQUALL

SQUARE to STANDING-WATER

STARBOARD to STEM

STEMSON to STEWARD

STIFF to STRAKES or STREAKS

STRAND to STUDDING-SAILS
STRAND
STRETCHER
STRETCHING
To STRIKE
STRING in ship-building
To STRIP the masts
STROKE
STROKESMAN
STROP
STUDDING-SAILS

STUFF to SWEEPER of the sky

SWEEPING to To SWING


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To STRIKE

To STRIKE, in navigation, to run ashore, or to beat upon the ground in passing over a bank or shallow.

To STRIKE also implies to lower or let down any thing;. as an ensign, or topsail, in saluting; or,. as the yards and topmasts in tempestuous weather. It is, however, more particularly used to express the lowering of the colours, in token of surrender, to a victorious enemy.


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