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1 A small coastal inlet; its name implies that it is normally protected from the worst of the prevailing winds by high cliffs or promontories.

2 The wooden roof of the stern gallery in the old sailing warships and East Indiamen.

3 A thin, hollowed line cut along a yacht's sheer strake below deck level, and traditionally gilded. It is also known as a caveta.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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