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A border of concrete or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along a street edge.



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RIPRAP

Stones or broken rock thrown together without order to provide a revetment.

STONES

A general term for rock fragments ranging in size from 2 to 256 millimeters. An individual waterrounded stone is called a cobble if between 64 to 256 millimeters (size of clenched fist to size of man’s head), a pebble if between 4 and 64 millimeters (size of small pea to size of clenched fist), and gravel if between 2 and 4 millimeters (thickness of standard pencil lead to size of small pea). An aggregate of stones ranging from 16 to 256 millimeters is called shingle.

BLADE

The flat part of an oar that is immersed in the water.

BLIND ARC

An area totally shielded from radar transmissions by part of the ship's structure.

CENTRE CASTLE

Raised part of a vessels hull amidships.

COMMERCIAL PURPOSE

For the purposes of NSCV Part B, use in connection with a commercial transaction of any kind including operations as a business, as a service (including a service provided by the Crown), for profit or for research.

CUT-WATER

The foremost part of a vessel's stem.

DRY EXHAUST

An exhaust system or part of an exhaust system that is uncooled or cooled by air currents. Dry exhaust systems operate at higher temperatures than water cooled.

EXPANSION

1) To get bigger. 2) Draftsman's term for drawing a part of a vessel plan in more detail.

CAIRN

A mound of rough stones or concrete, particularly one intended to serve as a landmark or message location. The stones are customarily piled in a pyramidal or beehive shape

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