Origins of Sea Terms John G. Rogers

ISBN: 9780913372319

Published: January 1st 1970

Paperback

220 pages


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Origins of Sea Terms  by  John G. Rogers

Origins of Sea Terms by John G. Rogers
January 1st 1970 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 220 pages | ISBN: 9780913372319 | 3.68 Mb

Origins of Sea Terms differs from existing glossaries and dictionaries. It emphasizes word roots and earliest meanings, making it an indispensable companion to standard maritime dictionaries. The author steers his way through a potentially dryMoreOrigins of Sea Terms differs from existing glossaries and dictionaries. It emphasizes word roots and earliest meanings, making it an indispensable companion to standard maritime dictionaries. The author steers his way through a potentially dry subject with a witty flair that will please as well as inform.

The mariners language is almost universal in its usage and its sources. An idle curiosity about the derivation of the term peajacket led John G. Rogers to devour ancient and modern texts in his six-year search for the origins of sea terms. While light-hearted in its presentation, ORIGINS OF SEA TERMS is serious in intent. It contains 1,248 entries pertaining to life on board ship, hulls and rigging, ship handling, sea and weather conditions, and naval and technical terms.

ORIGINS OF SEA TERMS is volume XI in Mystic Seaport Museums American Maritime Library.



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