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cable housing: A box to stow away ropes and cable

 

 

canon irons: cannon balls

 

 

careen: To tilt or shore-up a vessel in order to clean or repair the hull below the water line

 

 

cassava: A nutrient-rich root vegetable used for making yuca bread

 

 

cob: #

crewel work: A type of surface embroidery using wool

 

 

Cromwell’s musket:  A term implying incompetance or inacuracy

cubit: A measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm

 

 

cummerbund: A sash worn around the waist

 

 

cutlass: A short sword with a slightly curved blade

 

 

cutter: A small boat used to ferry passengers or light stores from a larger vessel

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deck:  Any horizontal platform in a vessel

 

 

draught / draft: The vertical distance between the waterline and the keel (deepest part of the vessel)

 

 

duppy: An evil spirit or ghost in Jamaican folklore often appearing in the form of a dog barking or howling through the night.

 

 

Dutch Fluyt: A square-rigged ocean going vessel with two or three masts

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