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SOUNDING-LINE

Sport DictionaryMaritime Terms
A line to sound with, which is marked in the following manner: Black leather at 2 and 3 fathoms, white at 5, red at 7, black at 10, white at 13 (some seamen use black at 10 and 13), white at 15 as at 5, red at 17 as at 7, two knots at 10 fathoms, and an additional knot at every 10 fathoms, with a single knot midway between each 10 fathoms, to mark the line at every five fathoms.
See also: 1 guard , LAND-FALL , RANGE OF CABLE , GA ,

 

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A board
A ground
A head
A hull
A long sea
A main
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