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Manual of nautical phrases

by Lucien F. Prud"homme

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Published by Govt. print. off.] in [Washington .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Naval art and science,
  • Dictionaries

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsV24 .P97
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31 p.
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25312457M
    LC Control Number13003356

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