Sea Terms.—lt is curious that while nearly all our military terms are derived from the Normans, those connected with seafaring life are mostly Anglo-Saxon or Dutch. Such are ship, boat, punt, boom, bowsprit, helm, stern, bow, mast, spar, sail, hold, lading, hatchway, rope, tar, hawser, wheel, porthole, keel, tack, ladder, hull, shrouds, dock, rudder, yard, skipper, skiff, mate, sailor, boatswain, coxswain, steward, steersman, crew, luff, thwart, leeward, aft, abaft, taut, deck,
reef, ebb, flow, neap, full, rig, board, trim, knot, and many others. Miss Roseleaf: "Is that story true, Mr Brainless?" Mr B.: "No; to tell the truth, I constructed it out of my own head." "I thought it had a very weak, foundation,"
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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 7944, 27 June 1889
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