||William Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine
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French : D
A TRANSLATION OF French SEA-TERMS and PHRASES: D
A TRANSLATION OF French SEA-TERMS and PHRASES: D (continued)
DÉBOSSER le cable, to take the stoppers off from the cable.
DÉBRIS, the effects which remain in a shipwrecked vessel. By the ordonnances of the marine in France, all persons who shall have found, or drawn such effects from the bottom of the sea, are to place them in safety, and in twenty-four hours afterwards, at furthest, to make proclamation thereof, under pain of being punished as felons: and by the same ordonnance, it is permitted to the proprietors of the said effects to demand them in a year and a day after such publication, upon paying the salvage-money. It is to be wished that this laudable decree was established in England.
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