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English translation: skysail/royal

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Dutch term or phrase:scheizeil
English translation:skysail/royal
Entered by: Marijke Mayer
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08:19 Nov 16, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
/ nautical term
Dutch term or phrase: scheizeil
Hello folks, anyone familiar with nautical terms?

Boven in de groottop wordt aan de bramsteng nog het scheizeil gevoerd, een prestigieus zeiltje van het formaat van een zakdoek. Het stamt uit de clippertijd en ontleent zijn bestaan aan de twintigste knoop die het per uur bijdroeg. Op een reisduur van vijftig dagen betekende dit toch nog ruim zestig mijl.

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Marijke
Marijke Mayer
Netherlands
Local time: 14:01
skysail, skyscraper
Explanation:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/vessels/shipsrigging.htm
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 14:01
Grading comment
Hello Seven, your geriatric brain performed well as usual. Skysail is indeed one of the possibilities. It is also often called the Royal. Greetings, Marijke
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4skysail, skyscraper
Sven Petersson


  

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skysail, skyscraper


Explanation:
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/vessels/shipsrigging.htm


    Reference: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/vessels/shipsrigging.htm
    Reference: http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/lexicon_water/lexs.html
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 14:01
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 346
Grading comment
Hello Seven, your geriatric brain performed well as usual. Skysail is indeed one of the possibilities. It is also often called the Royal. Greetings, Marijke
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