By Jack Lagan
A, B, Sea is an pleasing, accomplished advisor to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner's word list of nautical phrases comprises definitions for and cross-references to every little thing from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This moment variation comprises many new entries, a few in simple terms from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for critical sailors. filled with sensible recommendation, this can be a dictionary with a distinction: many phrases are illustrated by way of passages from vintage books of the ocean, others by means of the author's stories aboard an American schooner with a ecu engine and bins of instruments. pattern entries from this informative and wonderful dictionary comprise:
Bermuda Triangle: Given a decision among alien creatures and undesirable climate mixed with inept seamanship and navigation, you need to vote for the latter whenever. the USA Coast defend definitely does.
carry away, to: whilst any a part of the status rigging or a spar breaks it...
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Far more vessels seem to be lost at anchor than on the high seas. Joseph Conrad captured the magic of this lump of metal. An anchor is a forged piece of iron, admirably adapted to its end, and in technical language is an instrument wrought into perfection by ages of experience, a flawless thing for its purpose. An anchor of yesterday (because nowadays there are contrivances like mushrooms and things like claws, of no particular expression or shape—just hooks)—an anchor of yesterday is in its way a most efficient instrument.
Abyss any part of the ocean deeper than 300 fathoms (about 600 meters) accommodation the living space on a vessel. If it is better to travel hopefully than to arrive, it is even better to travel comfortably. I would draw the line at chintz curtains, but especially if you are going to live aboard, maximizing the comfort of the living space should be a priority. Yacht designers seem to have a preoccupation with maximizing the apparent number of berths instead. This is probably to keep charter companies happy.
What keeps the air almanac in print is its popularity with seafaring navigators. 1 minute at intervals of one hour. 1 minutes. aloft up the mast in the rigging making repairs, taking photographs, looking out over a shallow bank of fog, feeling somewhat vulnerable. amidships usually refers to the fore-and-aft line of a vessel but more generally might refer to the center section of a boat; when the helm is “midships,” the rudder aligns with the fore-and-aft line and, therefore, is encouraging the vessel to travel in that direction, but never guaranteeing that it will.
A, B, Sea. A Loose-Footed Lexicon by Jack Lagan