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Horse cock


 food term: cold cuts. Aka tube steak, cylindrical sirloin, or filet of mule tool.
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Waste heat boiler


a boiler which uses the waste heat of an engine system to make steam for hotel or other usage. Often associated with a gas turbine or diesel propulsion plant.
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Tie


Tie - short strip of cloth, one or more pairs of which are sewn to an item and used for tying it together. Found on the front kapok life preservers and elsewhere.
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Shitbird


a screwed-up person.
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Oil king


petty officer in charge of inventorying, testing, and bringing aboard petroleum products of various types.
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Lee helmsman


 assistant or relief helmsman; usually operates the engine order telegraph.
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Gig line


on a uniform, a line formed by the buttoned shirt, a crease on the belt buckle, and the trousers' fly. At a personnel inspection, if your gig line isn't straight, you hear about it.
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Corpen


a maneuver of a formation of ships. In its simplest form, ships in a column turn in succession, each at the same point, akin to a column movement of marching men. See turn.
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Cinderella liberty


liberty that expires at midnight.
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ZULU Time


Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Used in radio traffic when the origin of a dispatch is expressed in GMT, i.e. "1700 ZULU".
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