mizzen


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mizzen \Miz"zen\, a. [It. mezzana, fr. mezzano middle, fr. mezzo
   middle, half: cf. F. misaine foresail. See Mezzo.] (Naut.)
   Hindmost; nearest the stern; as, the mizzen shrouds, sails,
   etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mizzen \Miz"zen\, n. (Naut.)
   The hindmost of the fore and aft sails of a three-masted
   vessel; also, the spanker.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dandy \Dan"dy\ (d[a^]n"d[y^]), n.; pl. Dandies
   (d[a^]n"d[i^]z). [Cf. F. dandin, ninny, silly fellow,
   dandiner to waddle, to play the fool; prob. allied to E.
   dandle. Senses 2 & 3 are of uncertain etymology.]
   1. One who affects special finery or gives undue attention to
      dress; a fop; a coxcomb.
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   2. (Naut.)
      (a) A sloop or cutter with a jigger on which a lugsail is
          set.
      (b) A small sail carried at or near the stern of small
          boats; -- called also jigger, and mizzen.
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   3. A dandy roller. See below.
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   Dandy brush, a yard whalebone brush.

   Dandy fever. See Dengue.

   Dandy line, a kind of fishing line to which are attached
      several crosspieces of whalebone which carry a hook at
      each end.

   Dandy roller, a roller sieve used in machines for making
      paper, to press out water from the pulp, and set the
      paper. Dandy-cock
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