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VAN to VEER away the cable
VAN
VANE
Dog-VANE
VANGS
VARIATION
VEER and haul
VEER away the cable

VEERING to VOYOL


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VANE

VANE, a thin strip of bunting hung to the mast-head, or some other conspicuous place in the ship, to show the direction of the wind. See b, fig. I. plate I. It is commonly sewed upon a wooden frame called the stock, which contains two holes whereby to ship over the spindle, upon which it turns about as the wind changes.

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Plate I


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