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By Jack Lagan

A, B, Sea is an wonderful, entire consultant to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner’s thesaurus of nautical phrases contains definitions for and cross-references to every little thing from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This moment version contains many new entries, a few basically from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for severe sailors. filled with functional suggestion, this can be a dictionary with a distinction: many phrases are illustrated by means of passages from vintage books of the ocean, others by way of the author's reviews aboard an American schooner with a ecu engine and containers of instruments. pattern entries from this informative and wonderful dictionary comprise:

Bermuda Triangle: Given a decision among alien creatures and undesirable climate mixed with inept seamanship and navigation, you have to vote for the latter whenever. the united states Coast safeguard definitely does.
carry away, to: whilst any a part of the status rigging or a spar breaks it really is stated to have "carried away." What you assert is maybe unprintable.
seasickness (mal de mer): a kind of movement disease often caused by a sense of future health and euphoria. apparently is available in phases: in the course of the first you worry it's possible you'll die, through the moment, you worry you may no longer. the main trustworthy treatment: Stand lower than a tree.

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