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cod

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Medicine and Health.

(Gadus morhua) is a commercial fish species. The huge catches that could made off the Grand Banks and other parts of the eastern seaboard of North America enticed large European fishing...

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krill

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Maritime History.

A Norwegian word applied to the stomach contents of the baleen whales killed in the Southern Ocean. The contents weighing several tonnes were almost entirely a single species of plankton, a...

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propulsion

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Maritime History.

The force that causes motion. In swimming the front crawl, for example, the propulsive force is provided by the combined actions of the feet and hands pushing water backwards so that the...

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spreader

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Maritime History.

A tapered fine pointed metal hand instrument used to laterally compress gutta-percha endodontic points in a root canal during the obturation phase of root canal therapy.

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tierce

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Maritime History.

A regular measurement of maritime victuals in the old days of salt beef and pork in casks. A tierce of salt beef was 127 kilograms (280 lb), a tierce of pork only 118 kilograms (260 lb). In...

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