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The Sailors Word Book: The Classic Source for Over 14,000 Nautical and Naval Terms W.H. Smyth

The Sailors Word Book: The Classic Source for Over 14,000 Nautical and Naval Terms

W.H. Smyth

Published February 2nd 2010
ISBN : 9780851779720
Paperback
744 pages
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Landlubbers may be surprised to learn that at sea, a sheet is made of rope, not cloth. But even experienced sailors will discover new meanings for everyday words in this unique nautical reference. First published in 1867, The Sailor’s Word-BookMoreLandlubbers may be surprised to learn that at sea, a sheet is made of rope, not cloth. But even experienced sailors will discover new meanings for everyday words in this unique nautical reference. First published in 1867, The Sailor’s Word-Book defines some 14,000 terms from A, “the highest class of merchant ships,” to zumbra, “a Spanish skiff or yawl.” Whether the reader is a naval history buff, a fan of nautical fiction, or a yachting enthusiast, this new edition of a classic will prove a seaworthy companion.