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Explanation: Meaning the person reading the direction calls it out to the one recording it.
In the past, water depth was determined by a person throwing a weighted rope over the side of a ship and calling out 'mark 3' for example, meaning 3 fathoms. A young man from Missouri had this task, from whence came his pen name, Mark Twain (mark two).
... line on our chart along this direction through the AP. This is our ... the sun lined up with horizon, call out "mark" (or something useful like that) ...web.mit.edu/decouto/www/iap-nav/notes.html - 21k - Cached - More from this site
Navigating at Sea in the Early 19th Century
... next above the surface and would call out his finding so the controlling officer ... kept heading in a desired direction, seems to have come to Europeans ...www.polkcounty.org/timonier/speaks/book18.html
bigedsenior Local time: 17:28 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 191