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DICTIONARY of SEA TERMS 1841/1851

     Adapted from 'The Seaman's Friend...' by R. H. DANA Jr

Dana was the author of ‘Two Years Before the Mast’
[Boston: Thomas Groom & Co., 1851. 6th Edition, Revised and Corrected]
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IN-AND-OUT A term sometimes used for the scantline [sic] of the timbers, the moulding way, and particularly for those bolts that are driven into the hanging and lodging knees, through the sides, which are called in-and-out bolts.
INNER-POST A piece brought on at the fore side of the main-post, and generally continued as high as the wing-transom, to seat the other transoms upon.
IRONS A ship is said to be in irons, when, in working, she will not cast one way or the other.

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