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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

glossary C-D

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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