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Queez City

I have to update frankandeddie today in order to keep to my "once a week, mostly" commitment.

i was seeking inspiration, and, in honor of the week in which "talk like a pirate day" falls in, i give you the nautical queez.

Poll #575991 yarrrrr

What is the nickname for the galley smokestack?

A name given to a Sailor's personal clothing as well as to the sea bag in which he carried and stowed it

The use of the term "head" to refer to what part of a ship?

The universal international distress call is what? Bonus if you know the origins.

Tar, a slang term for a Sailor, has been in use since at least 1676. The term "Jack tar" was used by the 1780s. What is the name of the hat, which is named after the fabric many early sailor's clothes were made of, which earned this nickname?

The origin of the common nautical term for junk food is uncertain,. It has been suggested it derives from a Chinese word referring to a place of idleness, or a German word meaning to dunk bread in gravy or coffee. What do sailors call their snacks?

A fathom is a nautical unit of length equal to how many feet? (bonus if you know the metric conversion)

This is the name of the servant in charge of the small boat kept aboard for the ship's captain and which was used to row him to and from the ship.

What naval signal, conveyed by flag hoist or voice radio, means "well done"; it has also passed into the spoken and written vocabulary.

It has often been claimed that the phrase in question was a holder or storage rack in which cannon balls (or shot) were stacked on a ship. Supposedly when the holder, with its stack of cannon ball became cold, the contraction of iron cannon balls led to the balls falling through or off of it. This explanation appears to be a legend of the sea without historical justification. The central phrase, as well as several verb forms of it, continue today. What was the holder allegedly called?

The phrase "Bright it should be and work it is" refers to what nautical term for polished metal objects, and bright woodwork?

What is the naval term for the senior ensign of a Navy command? What is the term for the lowest ranked?

This name for the ship's sick list takes it's name from the stand on which the ship's compass was fixed.

The first one of these is between 4 and 6pm on a ship, the second is between 6 and 8.

This name for sailor's work clothes derives from a Hindi word for a type of Indian cloth.

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