became obsolete with their wooden walls the refinements in cannons greatly affected the design of wa

Became obsolete with their wooden walls the refinements in cannons greatly affected the design of wa

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became obsolete with their wooden walls  the refinements in cannons greatly affected the design  of warships. belay  rope tied around a rock or some other secure item. Bellipotent  The ship takes its name from an archaic adjective meaning "mighty in war." Benthamites  Utilitarians who, like Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), believed that pleasure is a major  criterion of happiness. the bluejackets  slang term for English sailors. boatswain  the ship's officer charged with summoning the crew for duty. Bucephalus  the favorite horse of Alexander the Great. buffer of the gang  a malcontented or incompetent crew member. bulwarks  walls of the ship. by-blow  an illegitimate child. Cain's city  In Genesis 4:17, Cain, a son of Adam, commits the first murder against his own brother,  is exiled, and founds a city. Calvin's dogma as to total mankind  the philosophy of John Calvin, founder of the Presbyterian 
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Unformatted text preview: faith, that the fate of each person is determined from birth. Camons' Spirit of the Cape an allusion to Camons' Lusiad, the Portuguese epic describing the exploits of Vasco de Gama. In one interlude, the giant Adamastor is transformed into a vast rock, which represents the spirit of the Cape of Good Hope. the capital founded by Peter the Barbarian St. Petersburg, the capital of Russia established by Peter the Great (16721725), an autocratic czar. capstan an upright, revolving post around which rope is wound. Caspar Hauser a wandering youth of unknown origin who appeared in Nuremberg in 1828. Chang and Eng famous Siamese twins who lived from 1811 to 1874. chevalier adventurer, or con man. Chiron . . . his young Achilles an allusion to the learned centaur in Greek mythology who tutored Achilles....
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