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weaker vesselA woman; women collectively.Rate it:

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broken vesselA person who is destroyed or forgotten, or who feels flawed or broken.Rate it:

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speak another vesselMy Captain signaled with pennants',/came within hailing distance 'spoke with megaphone. He learned SKIPPER of upwind ship/Mandarin/ two masted schooner es 'Mandarin's Skipper's spouse aboard as assistant navigator:Rate it:

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water canAny of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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keel overOf a vessel: to roll so far on its side that it cannot recover; to capsize.Rate it:

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cast offTo let go a cable or rope securing a vessel to a buoy, wharf etc so that she may proceed.Rate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

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all hands on deck!Nautical call for all ships crew to come topside and man their usual station. Work challenge or approaching gale threatens safety of crew and vessel.Rate it:

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all nationsA composition of all the different spirits sold in a dram-shop, collected in a vessel into which the drainings of the bottles and quartern pots are emptied.Rate it:

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barrelA round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.Rate it:

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come toTo stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind. See also come about.Rate it:

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cross the lineTo cross the equator, as a vessel at sea.Rate it:

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debris fieldAny area, non-dependent of locale, space, or contour, that contains the debris of wreckage, impact, sinking, or other material that once constituted a complete object. Debris fields can be found at the site of air crashes, water vessel sinking, explosions of buildings, collapses, and other events that render a whole entity into components, pieces, or other non-whole items.Rate it:

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falling glassThe wall-hung mercury barometer utilized in the days of sail presented approximately thirty inches of height level of the mercury in it's glass tube in fair weather. When a vessel sailed into a barometric Low Pressure region, the mercury level became lower and tended to indicate the presence of oncoming thunderstorms, gales, or a possible hurricane.Rate it:

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first port of callThe first port that a vessel calls in at after the start of a voyage.Rate it:

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from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

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go by the boardTo estimate the velocity of a boat or ship in knots by casting overboard the knotted line to whose end is attached the lead and thereafter counting the knots in the line as it goes aft along the side boards of the vessel.Rate it:

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go largeTo have the wind at such an angle to the sail that the vessel gains its highest speed.Rate it:

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go overboardFall out of a vessel.Rate it:

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hard and fastAn expression of maritime origin. The vessel lodged hard and fast. Hard-grounded upon the hidden reef! An individual expressing an extreme tightly held position relative the topic at hand.Rate it:

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man-of-warAn armed naval vessel, primarily one armed with cannon and propelled by sails.Rate it:

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minesweepernaval vesselRate it:

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rag baggerA sailboat, usually a cruising sailboats which tend to carry and store lots of supplies along the deck, or any sailboat that looks like a neglected vessel, or messy vessel.Rate it:

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show the flagOf a naval vessel or military force, to identify itself by displaying the flag of its country of origin, especially in order to establish an authoritative presence and to exert diplomatic or political influence.Rate it:

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slip her cablesRelease, loose, disconnect mooring lines,cables securing a vessel to a harbor buoy.Rate it:

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take the wheelTo be in control of the steering wheel of a vehicle or a vessel.Rate it:

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touch and goTo touch bottom lightly and without damage, as a vessel in motion.Rate it:

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under wayA vessel is said to be underway when she is not anchored, moored, aground, or beached[1]. Compare with make way.Rate it:

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water downTo make weaker.Rate it:

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