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TABLING to TAIL

TAIL-BLOCK to TENDING

TENON to TIDE

TIER to TOGGEL

TOMPION to TOPPING
TOMPION
TONNAGE
TOP
TOP-BLOCK
TOP-CHAIN
TOP-LANTHORN
TOP-MAST
TOP-ROPE
TOP-SAILS
TOPPING

TOPPING-LIFT to TRACT-SCOUT

TRACTING to TREE-NAILS

TRESTLE-TREES to TRIP

TRIPPING to TRYING

TUCK to TYE


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TOMPION to TOPPING

TOMPION

TOMPION, (tampon, Fr.) a sort of bung or cork tiled to stop the mouth of a cannon. At sea this is carefully encircled with tallow or putty, to prevent the penetration of the water into the bore, whereby the powder contained in the chamber might be damaged. or rendered incapable of service.


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