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  • The old seaman had expected me to come back a prodigy of learning; but was horrified to discover that I was puzzled how to make a carrick-bend, and had nearly forgotten the length of the _Psyche's_ main-top bowline.

    Salt Water The Sea Life and Adventures of Neil D'Arcy the Midshipman

  • "Now, Sir Jarvy, since you're veering out your Latin, _I_ should likes to know if you can tell a 'clove-hitch' from a 'carrick-bend?'"

    The Two Admirals


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