harpies monsters from Greek mythology with faces and bodies of women and the wings and claws of birds. hawser cable. Hyperion an ancient Greek sun god that predates Apollo. impressed on the Narrow Seas forced to leave private employ and enter the Royal Navy while sailing the Irish Sea or the English Channel. in short, Greek The terse words of the surgeon relegate the purser's musings to the more imaginative world of Greek literature, which he sets in stark contrast to the trenchant laws of science. an inordinate usurer Revenge is like a moneylender who demands high interest rates. Irish shindy a noisy brawl. Jemmy Legs a slang term for any master-at-arms. jewel-block a device that extends a sail fully to each end of the yard. Jonah's toss the act of throwing overboard anything unlucky, as happened to Jonah in the Bible
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.