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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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weaker vesselA woman; women collectively.Rate it:

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broken-heartedAlternative spelling of brokenhearted. Feeling depressed, despondent, or hopeless, especially over losing a love.Rate it:

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broken recordSomeone or something that constantly repeats itself, causing annoyance.Rate it:

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if it ain't broken, don't fix itAlternative form of if it ain't broke, don't fix itRate it:

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my car has broken downmy car has broken downRate it:

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rules are made to be brokenit is acceptable to break rules.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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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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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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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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jacked upnon-functioning, brokenRate 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 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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Appendix:Snowclones/in Soviet Russia, Y Xs youThe Russian reversal, a joke in which the subject and the statement are reversed, usually to reference the propaganda of an enemy that is the exact opposite of the interlocutor. It is usually told in broken English, without articles.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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box offTo turn the head of a vessel either way by bracing the headyards aback.Rate it:

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broach toTo incline suddenly to windward, so as to lay the sails aback, and expose the vessel to the danger of oversetting.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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deadBroken or inoperable.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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doesn't have two nickels to rub togetherReference an individual whom from all evidence and appearances is badly bent and broken relative to personal finances.Rate it:

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drop anchorTo release the anchor of a ship or boat, allowing it to fall to the bed of a body of water and thereby securing the vessel in place.Rate it:

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fallen overbroken, failed, inoperableRate 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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heave toTo cause the vessel to become dead in the water by pointing the bows directly towards the wind.Rate it:

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hecha la ley, hacha la tramparules are made to be brokenRate it:

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Its a Goner! {gawner}It is Ruined, broken, dead, destroyed, lost, stolen, smashed,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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on the fritzbroken; something is brokenRate it:

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out of fixWrong, broken, nonfunctional.Rate it:

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out of whackWrong, broken; specifically.Rate it:

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prone outIn order to be propelled shorewards by a broken wave.Rate 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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rebound relationshipA relationship proceeding a longterm relationship, usually short in duration and used to help mend the "broken heart".Rate it:

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run agroundFor a vessel to be immobilized by water too shallow to allow it to float.Rate it:

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run agroundTo cause a vessel to run aground.Rate it:

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screwed upBroken, damaged, inoperative or having only partial functioning, especially by inept handling.Rate it:

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sea loadThe weight of the payload on a vessel.Rate it:

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