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A sustained and uninterrupted work activity, for example, exertion of a muscular force.

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ANCHOR BAR

A lever used to work an anchor windlass.

BEACHCOMBER

A person who collects objects washed ashore. An out of work seaman.

CHANTIES

Sea songs. Often, a verse chanted by a leader, with replying chorus in unison by the work gang that coordinates the group's deck task. For instance, rhythmically hauling in an anchor cable.

DOG

A short metal clamp used for securing doors, manholes or work pieces.

FACE PLATE

1) A stiffening plate welded along the edge of a frame. 2) A removable plate threaded onto the arbour of a lathe for work piece attachment.

LAG

1) To wrap around (with an insulating barrier for instance). 2) To be later. 3) A work shy person.

PAY

To cover over with tar or pitch. Monetary remuneration for work done.

R.A.M.

A vessel that due to the nature of her work or trade is restricted in ability to manoeuvre.

RESTRICTED IN HER ABILITY TO MANOEUVRE

A vessel which from the nature of the work is restricted in her ability to manoeuvre as required by the Rules and is therefore unable to keep out of the way of another vessel. RAM

SEA SHANTIES

Sea songs. Often, a verse chanted by a leader, with replying chorus in unison by the work gang that coordinates the group's deck task. For instance, rhythmically hauling in an anchor cable.
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