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Reef-bands

Reef-bands – Long pieces of rough canvas sewed across the sails to give them additional strength.

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Reef

Reef – To temporarily reduce the area of a sail exposed to the wind, usually to guard against adverse effects of strong wind or to slow the vessel.

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Reduced cat

Reduced cat – A light version on the cat o’nine tails for use on boys; also called “boys’ pussy”.

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Red Duster

Red Duster – Traditional nickname for the Red Ensign, the civil ensign (flag) carried by United Kingdom civilian vessels.

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Receiver of Wreck

Receiver of Wreck – A government official whose duty is to give owners of shipwrecks the opportunity to retrieve their property and ensure that law-abiding finders of wreck receive an appropriate reward.

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