A Sea of Words, Third Edition: A Lexicon and Companion to by Dean King

By Dean King

This entire lexicon presents definitions of nautical phrases, historic entries describing the folks and political occasions that formed the interval, and designated factors of the medical, clinical, and biblical references that seem within the novels.

Show description

Read or Download A Sea of Words, Third Edition: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'Brian PDF

Best research & publishing guides books

Reconstructing Grammar: Comparative Linguistics and Grammaticalization

Comparative linguistics and grammaticalization concept either belong to the wider classification of historic linguistics, but few linguists perform either. The equipment and pursuits of every workforce appear principally distinctive: comparative linguists have frequently shunned reconstructing grammar, whereas grammaticalization theoreticians have both all for explaining attested historic swap or used inner reconstruction to formulate hypotheses approximately strategies of switch.

Evolutionary Phonology: The Emergence of Sound Patterns

Evolutionary Phonology is a brand new concept of sound styles which synthesizes leads to historic linguistics, phonetics, and phonological concept. during this groundbreaking ebook, Juliette Blevins explores the character of sound styles and sound switch in human language during the last 7000-8000 years. She offers a brand new method of the matter of ways genetically unrelated languages, from households as some distance aside as local American, Australian Aboriginal, Austronesian, and Indo-European, can usually exhibit related sound styles, and in addition tackles the communicate challenge of why there are outstanding exceptions to lots of the styles which are frequently considered as common traits or constraints.

Start Writing Your Book Today: A Step-by-Step Plan to Write Your Nonfiction Book, From First Draft to Finished Manuscript

NONFICTION writers, this can be a step by step consultant that walks you thru the way to write a ebook. those steps will assist you to boost the nice writing workouts and an excellent timeline, then tips to write a primary draft and revise the draft, the right way to usher in beta readers and contain their suggestions, and at last, easy methods to pull all of it jointly right into a entire manuscript.

Additional info for A Sea of Words, Third Edition: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'Brian

Sample text

Headed by the Master-General of the Ordnance, this board contracted with private foundries to make cannon; supervised gunpowder plants at Faversham and Waltham Abbey; managed the arsenal at Woolwich, where guns were received, tested, and issued; and appointed and supplied gunners to ships. The Ordnance Board worked closely with the Admiralty, its principal channel of communication on sea affairs, in determining with the Navy Board and its subsidiaries the specifications of armaments for naval vessels and in coordinating the timely delivery and convoy of supplies as well as the construction and victualing of Ordnance vessels.

Inevitably arises, and it recurs again and again. If you’re anything like me—a certified lubber—you raced through the first three novels glued to the plots, inventing definitions, or what you convinced yourself were at least reasonable approximations, and reassuring yourself at each instance of Maturin’s touching lubberliness. The fact is you don’t have to know more about the historical and nautical background to enjoy these books. But there comes a time when most of us suddenly realize we want to know more.

Offenders were put on the black list and often placed in irons through the next day. After the ship was reported as being in good order, the men were released from their battle stations and recovered their hammocks from stowage in the netting. ). Lights were extinguished so that the ship could not be seen from a distance, and the Master at Arms began his series of nightly rounds through the ship. All was quiet, except for the regular sentry reports of “all’s well” from various stations. And so the pattern continued day after day, month after month, year after year, broken only by battle, the occasional call at port, or an emergency that required all hands to work together in maneuvering the ship.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.40 of 5 – based on 37 votes