The New Practical Navigator: Being a Complete Epitome of Navigation: to which are Added, All the Tables Requisite for Determining the Latitude and Longitude at Sea: Containing the Different Kinds of Sailing, and Necessary Corrections for Lee-way, Variation, &c. Exemplified in a Journal at Sea ... The Whole Illustrated with Engravings ...

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F. and C. Rivington, 1810 - Nautical astronomy - 336 pages
 

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Page 231 - Adrift, the state of a ship or vessel broke loose from her moorings, and driven without control, at the mercy of the wind, sea, or current.
Page 27 - ADD the logarithms of the SECOND and THIRD terms, and .from the sum SUBTRACT the logarithm of the FIRST term.
Page 143 - The next item is $3,600 to provide for the changing of two stack elevators, one on the east and one on the west side of the building.
Page 109 - These contrary winds do not shift from one point to its opposite all at once ; in some places the time of the change is attended with calms, in others by variable winds ; and it often happens on the...
Page 10 - EXAMPLE. If the diameter of a circle be 7 inches, and the circumference 22, what is the circumference of another circle, the diameter of which is 14 inches ? Extend from 7 to 22, that extent will reach from 14 to 44 the same way.
Page xi - In a right triangle, the side opposite the right angle is called the hypotenuse, and the other two sides the legs.
Page 289 - FRANKINCENSE, is to be thrown gently into the Fundament, with a proper Instrument, or the Bowl of a Pipe covered, so as to defend the Mouth of tlie Assistant.
Page 8 - I tenth part ; and the next 2, 2 tenth parts; and 10 at the end will be but one whole number or integer. As the figures are increased or diminished in their value, so in like manner must all the intermediate strokes or subdivisions be increased or diminished ; that is, if the first...
Page 245 - Man the yards. — Is placing men on the yards, in the tops, on the ladder, &c., to execute any necessary duty. Mind the service. — Put on more service. Messenger. — A small kind of cable, which being brought to the capstan, and the cable by which the ship rides made fast to it, it purchases the anchor. To Miss stays.
Page 247 - To elevate any distant object at sea by approaching it ; thus, to raiie the land is used in opposition to lay the land. To Rake. To cannonade a ship at the stern or head, so that the balls scour the whole length of the decks. Range of Cable. A sufficient length of cable drawn upon deck before the anchor is cast loose, to admit of its sinking to the bottom without any check.

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