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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

The condition of a sailing vessel which is obliged, because of heavy weather, to heave to under bare poles with its helm a-lee in order to ride out the storm.

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Biggin Hill

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 18 words.

Byggunhull 1499. ‘Hill with or near a building’. ME bigging + hull (OE hyll).

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Huller

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 50 words.

1. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill, from Middle English hull ‘hill’, a dialect form characteristic

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Kingston Upon Hull (England/UK)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 84 words.

Named after the River Hull which itself is either an Old Scandinavian word meaning ‘deep one’ or a Celtic one

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Kingston Upon Hull (England/UK)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 88 words.

Named after the River Hull which itself is either an Old Scandinavian word meaning ‘deep one’ or a Celtic one meaning ‘muddy one’. Having received the port from local monks in ...

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Waterlines

Bernhard Siegert.

in Cultural Techniques

May 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Interdisciplinary Studies. 5255 words.

This chapter examines how various shipbuilding techniques from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century mobilize the ontological and epistemic potentials of the line. After describing early...

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