By Jack Lagan

ISBN-10: 1574093223

ISBN-13: 9781574093223

A, B, Sea is an interesting, entire advisor to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner’s thesaurus of nautical phrases comprises definitions for and cross-references to every thing from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This moment variation comprises many new entries, a few in basic terms from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for severe sailors. jam-packed with functional suggestion, this can be a dictionary with a distinction: many phrases are illustrated by way of passages from vintage books of the ocean, others through the author's reviews aboard an American schooner with a ecu engine and packing containers of instruments. pattern entries from this informative and exciting dictionary comprise:

Bermuda Triangle: Given a call among alien creatures and undesirable climate mixed with inept seamanship and navigation, you need to vote for the latter each time. the U.S. Coast safeguard definitely does.
carry away, to: while any a part of the status rigging or a spar breaks it truly is stated to have "carried away." What you are saying is perhaps unprintable.
seasickness (mal de mer): a kind of movement disorder often as a result of a sense of future health and euphoria. apparently is available in phases: in the course of the first you worry it's possible you'll die, throughout the moment, you worry it's possible you'll no longer. the main trustworthy therapy: Stand lower than a tree.

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A, B, Sea is an wonderful, complete advisor to the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers. This playful mariner’s word list of nautical phrases contains definitions for and cross-references to every little thing from aft to zenith, brass monkey to tuna tower. This moment version comprises many new entries, a few only from the swashbuckler vernacular, and others for critical sailors.

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