The art of sail-making (Google eBook)

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1843
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Page 160 - An Act to repeal an Act of the present Session of Parliament, intituled an Act for the more effectual abolition of Oaths and Affirmations taken and made in various Departments of the State, and to substitute Declarations in lieu thereof, and for the more entire Suppression of voluntary and extra-judicial Oaths and Affidavits, and to make other provisions for the abolition of unnecessary Oaths.
Page 160 - And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions...
Page 147 - ... be levied by distress and sale of the offender's goods and chattels, by warrant under the hand and seal or hands and seals of such Justice or Justices...
Page 6 - LACING. The rope or line used to confine the heads of sails to their yards or gaffs.
Page 14 - ... upper edge is called the head ; the sides or skirts are called leeches ; and the bottom or lower edge is termed the foot: if the head is parallel to the foot, the two lower corners are denominated clews, and the upper corners earings.
Page 47 - The shell consists of a single piece, and is hence said to be univalve. In the limpet (Patella) it has the form of a hollow cone ; but in most cases it consists of a long tube, open at one end, and tapering to a point at the other. This tube is...
Page 17 - Sails cut square on the head and foot, with gores only on the leeches, as some topsails are, the cloths on the head between the leeches are cut square to the depth ; and the gores on the leeches are found by dividing the depth of the sail by the number of cloths gored, which gives the length of each gore. The gore is set down from a square with the opposite selvage, and the canvas, being cut diagonally, the...
Page 19 - Sails that have bonnets are cut out the whole depth of the sail and bonnet included, allowing enough for the tablings on the foot of the sail and head and foot of the bonnet. The bonnet is cut off after the sail is sewed together. If a drabler is required, it is allowed for in the cutting out the same as the bonnet.
Page 28 - Reef and reef-tackle pendant cringles are stuck through holes made in the tablings, and the lower ends are put through the bolt-rope once more than the upper ends, being more liable to be drawn out.
Page 149 - One Moiety thereof to the Use of His Majesty, and the other Moiety to the Use of any Person who shall inform, sue, and prosecute for the same.

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