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" ... number of geographical miles, as a half or quarter minute is to an hour of time, is wound about a reel. The whole is employed to measure the ship's head-way in the following manner: The reel being held by one man, and the half-minute glass by another,... "
Putnam's Home Cyclopedia ... - Page 330
by G.P. Putnam & Co - 1852
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The Midshipman's Or British Mariner's Vocabulary: Being a Universal ...

J. J. Moore - English language - 1805 - 268 pages
...fixes the pin, and throws the log over the stern, which, swimming perpendicularly, as fig. 74. pi. 6, feels an immediate resistance, and is considered as...measured from a mark on the line, at the distance of twelve or fifteen fathoms from the log ; the glass is therefore turned at the instant that the mark,...
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, Volume 4

William Nicholson - 1809
...the watch fixes the pin, and throws the log over «he stern, which swimming perpendicularly, feel» an immediate resistance, and is considered as fixed, the line being slackened over the «tern to prevent the pin coming oat. The knots are measured from a mark on the line, at tNe dUtance...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 7

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1821
...being held by one man, and the half minute glass by another, the mate of the watch fixes the pin, and throws the log over the stern, which, swimming perpendicularly,...measured from a mark on the line, at the distance of twelve or fifteen fathoms from the log; the glass is therefore turned at the instant that the mark...
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British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 7

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1821
...and the half minute glass by another, the mate of the watch fixes the pin, and throws the log ever the stern, which, swimming perpendicularly, feels...prevent the pin coming out. The knots are measured from u mark on the line, at the distance of twelve or fifteen fathoms from the log; the glass is therefore...
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A Dictionary of Mechanical Science, Arts, Manufactures, and ..., Volume 2

Alexander Jamieson - Industrial arts - 1829
...being held by one man, and the halfminute glass by another, the mate of the watch ixes the pin, mil throws the log over the stern, which, swimming perpendicularly,...feels an immediate resistance, and is considered as 'ixed, the line being slackened over the stern, to prevent the pin Doming out. The knots are measured...
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Encyclopędia Americana, ed. by F. Lieber assisted by E. Wigglesworth (and T ...

Encyclopaedia Americana - 1831
...being held by one man, and the half-minute glass by another, the mate of the watch fixes the pin, and throws the log over the stern, which, swimming perpendicularly,...The glass is therefore turned at the instant that die mark passes over the stern ; and, as soon as the sand in the glass has run out, the line is stopped....
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Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 8

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1831
...being held by one man, and the half-minute glass by another, the mate of the watch fixes the pin, and throws the log over the stern, which, swimming perpendicularly,...considered as fixed, the line being slackened over the stem, to prevent the pin coming ou t. The knots are measured from a mark 011 the line, at the distance...
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The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopędia: Comprehending ..., Volume 2

Luke Hebert - Industrial arts - 1836
...being held by one man, and the half minute glass by another, the mate of the watch fixes the pin, and throws the log over the stern, which swimming perpendicularly,...being slackened over the stern to prevent the pin coining out. The knots are measured from a mark on the line, at the distance of 12 or 15 fathoms from...
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The Dictionary of Trade, Commerce, and Navigation, Etc

Dictionary - Commerce - 1844 - 386 pages
...by one man, and the half minute glass by another, the mate of the watch fixes the pin, and throw» the log over the stern, which swimming perpendicularly...considered as fixed. The line being slackened over the eturn by the unwinding of the reel, the knots are measured from a mark on the line, at the distance...
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Encyclopaedia A Popular Dictionary Of Arts, Science, Literture, History ...

E. Wiggkesworth And T.G. Bradford - 1851
...being held by one man, and the half-minute glass by another, the mate of the watch fixes the pin, and throws the log over the stern, which, swimming perpendicularly,...measured from a mark on the line, at the distance of 32 or 15 fathoms from the log. The glass is therefore turned at the instant that the mark passes over...
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