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A place suitable for anchoring in relation to the wind, seas and bottom.

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ADSORPTION

Adhesion of the molecules of gases, liquids, or dissolved substances to a solid surface, resulting in relatively high concentration of the molecules at the place of contact; e.g. the plating out of an anti-wear additive on metal surfaces.

HARMONIC CONSTANTS

The amplitudes and epochs of the harmonic constituents of the tide or tidal current at any place

FRETTING

Wear phenomena taking place between two surfaces having oscillatory relative motion of small amplitude.

ARMATURE BAR

Copper bars used in place of wire windings, in large armatures, generators, or motors.

HAVEN

A place of safety for vessels

HARMONIC ANALYSIS

The process by which the observed tide or tidal current at any place is separated into basic harmonic constituents. Also called HARMONIC REDUCTION.

ICEBERG TONGUE

A major accumulation of icebergs projecting from the coast, held in place by grounding and joined together by fast ice.

INFLECTION

Reversal of direction of curvature. A point at which reversal takes place is called POINT OF INFLECTION.

JUNCTION MARK

A navigation mark which, when viewed from a vessel approaching from the open sea or in the same direction as the main stream of flood current, or in the direction established by appropri- ate authority, indicates the place at which two channels meet.

THOLE

A pin in the side of a boat to keep oar in place
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