The Sailor's Word Book: The Classic Source for Over 14,000 Nautical and Naval Terms (Paperback)

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Landlubbers may be surprised to learn that at sea, a sheet is made of rope, not cloth. But even experienced sailors will discover new meanings for everyday words in this unique nautical reference. First published in ...

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William Henry Smyth (1788-1865) devoted most of his naval career to surveying, and the results, often carried out in collaboration with French, Austrian and Neapolitan surveyors, were highly acclaimed. He was a Fellow and, later, President (1849-51) of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1858 he began to assemble the Sailor's Word-Book from material amassed during his long career. Although he completed the work, he died before he saw its publication.

Landlubbers may be surprised to learn that at sea, a sheet is made of rope, not cloth. But even experienced sailors will discover new meanings for everyday words in this unique nautical reference. First published in 1867, The Sailor’s Word-Book defines some 14,000 terms from A, ?the highest class of merchant ships,” to zumbra, ?a Spanish skiff or yawl.” Whether the reader is a naval history buff, a fan of nautical fiction, or a yachting enthusiast, this new edition of a classic will prove a seaworthy companion.

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ISBN 9780851779720
Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Sailing
Format Paperback
Pages 744
Publisher Date 2010-02-02 00:00:00.0
Publisher Conway Maritime Pr
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 2.5 in
Unit weight 2.2 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Classic Source for Over 14,000 Nautical and Naval Terms
Edition Detail Original
Audience General/trade
Authors Smyth, W. H.

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