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Seafaring Lore and Legend

Seafaring Lore and Legend


Jeans, Peter D.
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Ref: BKS000298

Seafaring Lore and Legend is a storehouse of wonders for those who love the sea. From Noah’s Ark to Thor Heyerdahl’s raft, from Atlantis to the Northwest Passage, author Peter Jeans scours the ages and the seven seas for fanciful, inspiring, and bizarre tales of sea monsters, ghost ships, lost continents, castaways, pirates, explorers, superstitions, and customs.
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With a Pinch of Salt - a collection of nautical expressions and other

With a Pinch of Salt - a collection of nautical expressions and other


Captain Nick Bates
Publisher: Seafarer Books

Ref: BKS000089

Are you clewed-up about all those expressions that so enrich the language of sailors-not to mention the landlubbers who have Shanghaied their vocabulary?
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Sailing Language

Sailing Language


Elliott Dunlap Smith and Thomas R. Moore
Publisher: Seafarer Books

Ref: BKS000175

An invaluable compendium of the language of boats and sailing - an authoratitive guide to the rich vocabulary sailors use, and a key to correct and proper usage.
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Salty Dog Talk - The nautical origins of everyday expressions

Salty Dog Talk - The nautical origins of everyday expressions


Bill Beavis, Richard McCloskey
Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical

Ref: BKS000021

Most of us never realise how many words and expressions used in everyday English have a fascinating nautical origin. This charming pocketbook explains the practical ship-board beginnings of over 200 such phrases - colourful, bizarre and surprising - and how they came ashore.
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The Quotable Sailor

The Quotable Sailor


Ed. Christopher Caswell
Publisher: The Lyons Press

Ref: BKS000246

Anyone who loves sailing will find hours of reading pleasure and endless inspiration in The Quotable Sailor.
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The Sailor's Illustrated Dictionary

The Sailor's Illustrated Dictionary


Thompson Lenfestey with Captain T. Lenfestey Jr.
Publisher: The Lyons Press

Ref: BKS000252

Have you ever been caught in the doldrums? Can you spot the difference between a ketch and a yawl? Do you know when you are ready to jibe, or whether one "fakes" or "flakes" a line?

Nautical language is a richly diverse blend of terms and idioms that reflect generations of experience and enterprise on the high seas. Some of the oldest phrases still retain their original definitions from long before Shakespeare's day; others have subtly shifted in meaning over the years. Still others, brand-new and freshly coined from laptop computers, are just making their way into the vernacular.
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A : B : Sea -  A loose-footed lexicon

A : B : Sea - A loose-footed lexicon


Jack Lagan
Publisher: Seafarer Books

Ref: BKS000095

An essential, entertaining guide to the language and lore of
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When a Loose Cannon Flogs a Dead Horse There's the Devil to Pay - Seafaring Words in Everyday Speech

When a Loose Cannon Flogs a Dead Horse There's the Devil to Pay - Seafaring Words in Everyday Speech


Olivia A. Isil
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Ref: BKS000065

Have you ever wondered about the origin of "son of a gun," "flotsam and jetsam," or "hunky-dory"? You'll find the nautical derivation of these expressions and more than 250 others in this collection of nautical metaphors and colloquialisms. In addition, this book includes thought-provoking and entertaining examples of these words drawn from literature, movies, and song, and contains sections of legends of the sea and weather lore.
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Seafaring Lore and Legend - A miscellany of maritime myth, superstition, fable and fact

Seafaring Lore and Legend - A miscellany of maritime myth, superstition, fable and fact


Peter D. Jeans
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Ref: BKS000038

Seafaring Lore and Legend is a storehouse of wonders for those who love the sea. From Noah’s Ark to Thor Heyerdahl’s raft, from Atlantis to the Northwest Passage, author Peter Jeans scours the ages and the seven seas for fanciful, inspiring, and bizarre tales of sea monsters, ghost ships, lost continents, castaways, pirates, explorers, superstitions, and customs.
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Ship to Shore - a dictionary of nautical terms

Ship to Shore - a dictionary of nautical terms


Peter D. Jeans
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

Ref: BKS000043

Bail out. The coast is clear. In deep water. These are just a few of the seafaring terms that have become part of our common language.
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A Mariner's Miscellany

A Mariner's Miscellany


Peter H Spectre
Publisher: Seafarer Books

Ref: BKS000103

An amalgam of practical information, poetry, legend, superstition, art, literature and more.
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Mainsail to the Wind -  A book of sailing quotations

Mainsail to the Wind - A book of sailing quotations


William Galvani
Publisher: Seafarer Books

Ref: BKS000092

Here are the best literary musings in a single volume - over a thousand quotations from around the world, organised in to 70 categories and indexed by keywords and author for easy reference.
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Sailor's Little Book

Sailor's Little Book


Basil Mosenthal
Publisher: Fernhurst Books

Ref: BKS000262

This book is a fun compendium of sea-wisdom, sayings of the sea and anecdotes. The adages are humorous and many have a sting in the tail. A fun compendium of sailing anecdotes.
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