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A piece of rope placed so as to confine a spar or another rope. A handle made of rope, in the form of a circle; the handle of a chest is called a becket.

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BOLTROPE

A strong rope stitched to edges of a sail

SEQUESTER

To form a stable, water-soluble complex.

BUMPKIN

The spar projecting from stern of ship

BALL BEARING

An anti-friction rolling type bearing containing rolling elements in the form of balls.

CORDAGE

Ropes in the rigging of a ship

BELAY

To secure a rope by winding on a pin or cleat

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

CRACKING

The process whereby large molecules are broken down by the application of heat and pressure to form smaller molecules.

DEMULSIBILITY

The ability of a fluid that is insoluble in water to separate from water with which it may be mixed in the form of an emulsion.

CARBON

A non-metallic element - No. 6 in the periodic table. Diamonds and graphite are pure forms of carbon. Carbon is a constituent of all organic compounds. It also occurs in combined form in many inorganic substances; i.e., carbon dioxide, limestone, etc.
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