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Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2021, 11:25 AM
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Posted By fernando
( The Oxford Universal Dictionary Illustrated,...

( The Oxford Universal Dictionary Illustrated, 1933)


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Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2021, 11:11 AM
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Posted By fernando
Perhaps this was a weapon for resource, for when...

Perhaps this was a weapon for resource, for when the guys on your back were also part of the enemy ;).
Forum: European Armoury 2nd June 2021, 10:56 AM
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Posted By fernando
Was the link in my post #45 a wrong source ?... :o

Was the link in my post #45 a wrong source ?... :o
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2021, 03:47 PM
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Posted By fernando
I shall see to it, Captain :D.

I shall see to it, Captain :D.
Forum: European Armoury 1st June 2021, 02:32 PM
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Posted By fernando
Bak to boarding pikes ...

Amazing that, over here, the term pike is only attributed to those rather long ones used by infantry (Pike men). These 'short' boarding ones we (Portuguese) call them chuços and the Spaniards,...
Forum: European Armoury 30th May 2021, 10:45 AM
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Posted By fernando
It's all there Captain ... and sounds reliable. ...

It's all there Captain ... and sounds reliable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_and_starboard
Forum: European Armoury 29th May 2021, 03:50 PM
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Posted By fernando
As said, these things ougth to be considered...

As said, these things ougth to be considered within due timeline, different cultures ... and context. During the XVI century the greed for spices (pepper) induced for the building of ships of...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2021, 11:53 AM
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Posted By fernando
Red face Am i repeating Rick ?

The orlop is the lowest deck on a ship (except for very old ships). It is the deck or part of a deck where cables are housed, usually below the waterline. It has been suggested that the name...
Forum: European Armoury 27th May 2021, 12:01 PM
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Posted By fernando
A favourable zone in sailing ships, as the wind...

A favourable zone in sailing ships, as the wind was almost always coming from either behind or to one side of the ship, so that everything was carried away.

Pyrard de Laval, a French navigator...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd May 2021, 11:20 AM
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Posted By fernando
Wink Just en passant ...

Amazing how the nautic lexicon varies among different nations. Over here they call this apparatus Serviola (from the old Catalan meaning Hart=Deer, apparently referring to its horns) or Turco do...
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