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WAD to WARP

WASH to WATER-LINES

WATER-LOGGED to WAY of a ship

WEARING to WELL-ROOM
WEARING
WEATHER
WEATHER-BEATEN
To WEATHER
WEATHER-BIT
WEATHER-SHORE
To WEIGH
WELL
WELL of a fishing-vessel
WELL-ROOM

WHARF to WIND

WIND to WINDLASS

WINDSAIL to WRECK


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WELL of a fishing-vessel

WELL of a fishing-vessel, an apartment in the middle of the hold, which is entirely detached from the rest, being lined with lead on every side, and having the bottom thereof penetrated with a competent number of small holes, passing also through the ship's floor, so that the salt-water running into the well is always kept as fresh as that in the sea, and yet prevented from communicating itself to the other parts of the hold.


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