Sailing

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Workman Publishing Company, 1981 - Sailing - 93 pages
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With text by Henry Beard, founder of the National Lampoon and illustrations by Roy McKie, here is the New York Times bestselling lexicon of sailing--or, the art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense.

Sailing embarks upon uncharted waters, diving authoritatively into terms like adrift (a boat that is drifting), aglub (a boat that is sinking), and flotsam (anything floating in the water from which there is no response when the offer of a cocktail is made).

Full-sail ahead, flying the flag of obsession, the book lists close to 200 definitions and presents more than 50 full-page cartoons--to bring new meaning not just to the anchor and Aneroid Barometer, but to the boom, buoy, brightwork, and Beaufort Scale, too. The book plumbs the depths of the sea's rich traditions, providing a fix on the catamaran and dinghy, the gunwale and jib-boom, the mizzen, porthole, and ketch (a disagreeable clause in many boat-purchase contracts). 710,000 copies in print.

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Review: Sailing: A Sailor's Dictionary

User Review  - Jeanette Chaplin - Goodreads

Fun look at sailing terms. Absolutely worthless for legitimate research! Read full review

Review: Sailing: A Sailor's Dictionary

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Fun look at sailing terms. Absolutely worthless for legitimate research! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
10
Section 3
13
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (1981)

Henry Beard is the cofounder of National Lampoon. He is also the author of Golfing, Sailing and other well-defined dictionaries, as well as Zen for Cats, The Official Exceptions to the Rules of Golf and dozens of other books.

Roy McKie was an illustrator of children's books, most notably under the Beginner Books imprint. He illustrated many books penned by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) under the pen name Theo. LeSieg ("Geisel" spelled backwards). Books illustrated by McKie include: Skiing by Roy McKie & Henry Beard - 2002, Sailing by Roy McKie & Henry Beard - 2001, The Joke Book by Roy McKie - 1979, The Hair Book by Roy McKie & Graham Tether - 1979, Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? by Theo. LeSieg - 1975, The Many Mice of Mr. Brice by Theo. LeSig - 1973 (the 1989 edition replaces this title with new ones called The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice, later in 2004, Dr. Seuss celebrates 100th Anniversary to write as Theo. LeSieg), My Book About Me, by Me Myself by Dr. Seuss & Roy McKie - 1969.

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