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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a subdivision of the watch kept constantly on deck during the time a ship lies at single anchor, to be in readiness to hoist jib- or staysails in order to keep the ship clear of her anchor, or to veer more cable, or to let go a second anchor in case she should drive or part from her first one. Also called harbor-watch.

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