pay round of, pistol shot distance, plying, port of helm, etc...

Port the helm

the order to put the helm over to the larboard side of the ship. Used instead of larboard, on account of the amity of sound between the latter word and starboard.

Pay round of

is, when near the wind, to fall off from it against the helm, and in spite of every effort to prevent it.

Irish Pennants

Termed used for loose ropes' ends hanging in the rigging, or more especially in modern times, for flags with frayed flies or anything hanging loosely like threads.

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