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TABLING to TAIL

TAIL-BLOCK to TENDING

TENON to TIDE

TIER to TOGGEL

TOMPION to TOPPING

TOPPING-LIFT to TRACT-SCOUT
TOPPING-LIFT
TORNADO
TOUCHING
TOUCHING-AT
To TOW
TOW-LINE
TOW-ROPE
TRACING-LINE
TRACK of a ship
TRACT-SCOUT

TRACTING to TREE-NAILS

TRESTLE-TREES to TRIP

TRIPPING to TRYING

TUCK to TYE


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TOW-LINE

TOW-LINE, a small hawser generally used to remove a ship from one part of an harbour or road to another, by means of anchors, capsterns, &c. as explained in the article WARPING. It is also employed occasionally to moor a small vessel in a harbour, conveniently sheltered from the wind and sea.


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