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 Fore.Forecastle. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fore-and-Aft.
 
Lengthwise, in opposition to “athwart-ships” (or across the line of the keel). (Dana: Seaman’s Manual, p. 96.)   1
        “A slight spar-deck fore-and-aft.”—Sir W. Raleigh.
 


 Fore.Forecastle. 

 
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