Chapman the Sailor's Lexicon: The Classic Source for More Than 15,000 Nautical Terms

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First published in 1867, this classic digest is still used by the foremost writers of both maritime non-fiction and fiction, and served as the major reference for Patrick O'Brian (Master and Commander). It includes 15,000 entries in dictionary form that constitute an encyclopaedic collection of nautical words and phrases. Some of these remain common; others appear in contemporary literature, if not lingo. From afforciament (an antiquated term for a fortress) through zopissa (tar or pitch scraped off the bottoms of old ...

Chapman the Sailor's Lexicon: The Classic Source for More Than 15,000 Nautical Terms 2005, Hearst Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781588162816

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