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Author Name:    ROGERS, John G.

Title:   Origins of Sea Terms

Publisher:    Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT, 1985, ISBN:0913372315 

Seller ID:   86695

ROGERS, John G. Origins of Sea Terms. (Mystic, CT) : Mystic Seaport Museum,Incorporated, (1985). First Edition. Pp (2),[i]-xv,(1),[1]-215,(7). 8vo, r ed cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. Toy 3808. Volume XI of Mystic Seaport's American Maritime Library series. “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 dy subject with a witty flair that will please as well as inform. The mariner's 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 inintent. It contains 1,248 entries pertaining to life onboard ship, hulls a nd rigging, shiphandling, sea and weather conditions, and naval and technical terms.” from the dj. Includes, wherever possible, etymologies. Very goodin dustjacket. 15.00


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