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Old 07-03-2013, 16:34   #16
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Old 07-03-2013, 16:37   #17
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Re: My Favorite Nautical Terms...

Monkey Pump.

A straw, quill or tube of some sort used to sneak a drink out of the grog cask.
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Old 07-03-2013, 17:43   #18
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"Splice the mainbrace" Ours seems to need attention most days.

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Old 07-03-2013, 18:10   #19
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How could we be almost 20 posts into this thread without a single mention of "poop deck"?
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Old 07-03-2013, 18:14   #20
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Some favorites that have found their way into common usage:

1) Three sheets to the wind
2) Lower the boom
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:03   #21
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monkey fist
bitter end
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How could we be almost 20 posts into this thread without a single mention of "poop deck"?
after 220 posts, I can't believe nobody has brought up pan pan. or is it pon pon?
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:23   #23
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matelot's!!!the suns over the yardarm,time to get the loblolly boy to splice the mainbrace with a pussers tot!,and toast the health of our sovereign
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ARRR!
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Re: My Favorite Nautical Terms...

The names of the masts on a seven masted schooner--
fore, main, mizzen, frigger, jigger, driver, and spanker.
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Bone in her teeth
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More expressions than terms, but I like these :

Batten down the hatches
No room to swing a cat
Freeze the balls off a brass monkey
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Gilguy

According to my old books, the small stuff you use to tie off the halyards so they don't bang against the mast. The online dictionaries nowadays just say "a temporary guy".
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Scud, and Bitter End ... is my fav, so many meanings and misinterpretations.
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