Small two-stranded string, used for seizing and whipping. A finer kind of spun yarn.

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ADHESIVE WEAR

Often referred to as galling, scuffing, scoring, or seizing. It happens when sliding surfaces contact one another, causing fragments to be pulled from one surface and to adhere to the other.

GALLING

A form of wear in which seizing or tearing of the gear or bearing surface occurs.

MASS DISEASE

An illness preferably of an infectious nature seizing more than two persons on board at the same time

SCOW

1. A method of preparing an anchor for tripping by attaching an anchor cable to the crown and fixing to the ring by a light seizing (also known as becue). The seizing can be broken if the anchor becomes fouled. 2. A type of clinker dinghy, characteristically beamy and slow. 3. An inland racing boat with no keel, a large sail plan, and a planing hull.

END SEIZING

A seizing at the end of a wire or rope.

PARCEL

1) Part of the process of protecting a wire or rope by worm, parcelling and serving. 2) Small tarred stuff is wound into the grooves of the lay to give the rope a smooth surface (worming). 3) Tarred canvas is then wound around the smooth surface (parcelling) 4) Finally a tarred seizing of thin wire or twine is tightly wound around all using a serving mallet to apply tension (serving).

SERVE

1) Part of the process of protecting a wire or rope by worm, parcelling and serving. 2) Small tarred stuff is wound into the grooves of the lay to give the rope a smooth surface (worming). 3) Tarred canvas is then wound around the smooth surface (parcelling). 4) Finally a tarred seizing of thin wire or twine is tightly wound around all using a serving mallet to apply tension (serving).

WHIP

A purchase composed of a rope rove through a single block. To secure the end of a rope from unlaying by a seizing of twine.

WORM PARCEL AND SERVE

Protecting a wire or rope by worm, parcelling and serving. Small tarred stuff is wound into the grooves of the lay to give the rope a smooth surface (worming). Tarred canvas is then wound around the smooth surface (parcelling). Finally a tarred seizing of thin wire or twine is tightly wound around all using a serving mallet to apply tension (serving).

SERVING

Marline tightly wound on the rope by means of a board or mallet.

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