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  • 181 prou — obs. f. prow n.1 and n.2; var. prow v. Obs …

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  • 182 Beak — (b[=e]k), n. [OE. bek, F. bec, fr. Celtic; cf. Gael. & Ir. bac, bacc, hook, W. bach.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The bill or nib of a bird, consisting of a horny sheath, covering the jaws. The form varies much according to the food and habits of the bird …

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  • 183 black skimmer — Cutwater Cut wa ter (k[u^]t w[add] t[ e]r), n. (Naut.) 1. The fore part of a ship s prow, which cuts the water. [1913 Webster] 2. A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order… …

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  • 184 Bow — (b[=o]), n. [Icel. b[=o]gr shoulder, bow of a ship. See {Bough}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar.… …

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  • 185 Bow chaser — Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [Icel. b[=o]gr shoulder, bow of a ship. See {Bough}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow… …

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  • 186 Bow piece — Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [Icel. b[=o]gr shoulder, bow of a ship. See {Bough}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow… …

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  • 187 Bump — Bump, n. [From {Bump} to strike, to thump.] 1. A thump; a heavy blow. [1913 Webster] 2. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance. [1913 Webster] It had upon its brow A bump as big as a young cockerel s stone. Shak.… …

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  • 188 By the stern — Stern Stern, n. [Icel. stj[=o]rn a steering, or a doubtful AS. ste[ o]rn. [root]166. See {Steer}, v. t.] 1. The helm or tiller of a vessel or boat; also, the rudder. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) The after or rear end of a ship or… …

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  • 189 caboose — Galley Gal ley, n.; pl. {Galleys}. [OE. gale, galeie (cf. OF. galie, gal[ e]e, LL. galea, LGr. ?; of unknown origin.] 1. (Naut.) A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not; as: (a) A large vessel for war and national… …

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  • 190 Cam — (k[a^]m), n. [Dan. kam comb, ridge; or cf. W., Gael., and Ir., cam bent. See 1st {Comb}.] 1. (Med.) (a) A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent motion… …

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  • 191 Cam wheel — Cam Cam (k[a^]m), n. [Dan. kam comb, ridge; or cf. W., Gael., and Ir., cam bent. See 1st {Comb}.] 1. (Med.) (a) A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent… …

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  • 192 Carinate — Car i*nate, Carinated Car i*na teda. [L. carinatus, fr. carina keel.] Shaped like the keel or prow of a ship; having a carina or keel; as, a carinate calyx or leaf; a carinate sternum (of a bird). [1913 Webster] …

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  • 193 Carinated — Carinate Car i*nate, Carinated Car i*na teda. [L. carinatus, fr. carina keel.] Shaped like the keel or prow of a ship; having a carina or keel; as, a carinate calyx or leaf; a carinate sternum (of a bird). [1913 Webster] …

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  • 194 Curl — Curl, v. i. 1. To contract or bend into curls or ringlets, as hair; to grow in curls or spirals, as a vine; to be crinkled or contorted; to have a curly appearance; as, leaves lie curled on the ground. [1913 Webster] Thou seest it [hair] will not …

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  • 195 Cutwater — Cut wa ter (k[u^]t w[add] t[ e]r), n. (Naut.) 1. The fore part of a ship s prow, which cuts the water. [1913 Webster] 2. A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order better to… …

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  • 196 Dories — Dory Do ry, n.; pl. {Dories}. A small, strong, flat bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides. [1913 Webster] || …

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  • 197 Dory — Do ry, n.; pl. {Dories}. A small, strong, flat bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides. [1913 Webster] || …

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  • 198 Figurehead — Fig ure*head , n. 1. (Naut.) The figure, statue, or bust, on the prow of a ship. [1913 Webster] 2. A person who allows his name to be used to give standing to enterprises in which he has no responsible interest or duties; a nominal, but not real …

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  • 199 Galley — Gal ley, n.; pl. {Galleys}. [OE. gale, galeie (cf. OF. galie, gal[ e]e, LL. galea, LGr. ?; of unknown origin.] 1. (Naut.) A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not; as: (a) A large vessel for war and national purposes;… …

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  • 200 Galley slave — Galley Gal ley, n.; pl. {Galleys}. [OE. gale, galeie (cf. OF. galie, gal[ e]e, LL. galea, LGr. ?; of unknown origin.] 1. (Naut.) A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not; as: (a) A large vessel for war and national… …

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