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in. a line, on a floor

back matter (detail; 90º ccw)
William Laister. A Treatise on Ship Draughting : A Plain Statement of the Process of Delineating the Lines of a Vessel on a Floor.
San Francisco (1866)
Harvard (Cabot Science Library) copy, digitized October 9, 2007
same scan (minus color), at archive.org
from which, these lines, in a

in. a line parallel       6
in a dead flat frame       6
in a body plan. first       6
from this line strike       7
in a ship-loft       10
in a vessel the size of       11
in a large vessel       15
on the lines drawn. but in a mould       15
We can, if we choose, run in a line       16
in all the other crossings       17
plan. in a vessel       18
in a short line       18
run in a line       19
make confusion in a draft       24

7 April 2017

confusion; draughting; lines
William Laister. A Treatise on Ship Draughting (1866)