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TAIL-BLOCK to TENDING

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TIER to TOGGEL

TOMPION to TOPPING

TOPPING-LIFT to TRACT-SCOUT

TRACTING to TREE-NAILS
TRACTING
TRADE-WINDS
TRAIN
TRANSOMS
TRANSPORT
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TRAVERSE
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TRESTLE-TREES to TRIP

TRIPPING to TRYING

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TRADE-WINDS

TRADE-WINDS, certain regular winds blowing within or near the tropics, and being either periodical or perpetual. Thus, in the Indian ocean, they blow alternately from different points of the compass, during a limited season; and, in the Atlantic ocean, continue almost without intermission in the same direction. They are accordingly called trade-winds, from their great utility in navigation and commerce. See MONSOON and WIND.


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