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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

TRACTING to TREE-NAILS

TRESTLE-TREES to TRIP

TRIPPING to TRYING
TRIPPING
TROUGH
TROWSERS
TRUCK
Speaking-TRUMPET
Fire-TRUNK
TRUNNIONS
TRUSS
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TROUGH

TROUGH, a name given to the hollow, or interval between two high waves, which resembles a broad and deep trench perpetually fluctuating As the setting of the sea is always produced by the wind, it is evident that the waves, and consequentlv the trough or hollow space between them, will be at right angles with the direction of the wind. Hence a ship rolls heaviest when she lies in the trough of the sea.


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